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Female peers condemn misogynistic attitudes in Lord Lester debate

Jenny Jones says men ‘closed ranks’ to block punishment of QC for sexual harassment A member of the House of Lords has condemned fellow peers for “misogynistic, victim-blaming” attitudes after they cast doubt on the claims of a woman found to have been sexually harassed by a Lib Dem peer, because she was friendly to him on later occasions.Jenny Jones, a Green peer, said she was so shocked at the attitudes in Thursday’s debate that she walked out of the chamber. At the end, the Lords voted to block the punishment imposed on Antony Lester following a year-long series of inquiries. Continue reading...

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