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May
2017
Tuesday 16th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

A LABOUR candidate hit out yesterday against the sexism she has faced on the campaign trail.

Emily Owen said she was shocked to receive messages asking what “sexual acts I’m prepared to perform to get votes” and how many votes would be required for her to strip.

Ms Owen, who is seeking election in Aberconwy, said that such behaviour needed calling out rather than being ignored.

She said: “If people have questions about my politics, discuss with me.

“If you don’t agree with my reply, then challenge me. I’m more than willing to engage in political conversation, so let’s have that debate. This is acceptable.

“What is not acceptable is flooding me with messages about what sexual acts I’m prepared to perform to get votes, what bra size I am, how many votes are needed for me to strip and comments suggesting the reason I’m standing is to sleep with an Oxford grad.”




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