Not quite true either. A number of senior male MPs have had death threats levelled at them on social media. Boris Johnson gets a daily diet of abuse on Twitter as does Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage. The Labour MP Stephen Timms was also stabbed.
You can't say that prominent male figures get anywhere near the level of violent or offensive sexual abuse that female ones get online. It's a well documented and reported phenomenon, and not just in the UK
I'm no supporter of Nigel Farage but the threats he and his family have suffered over the years have been horrendous and disgusting (in one instance his car was written off) - yet Anna Soubry gets called some disgusting language in the public and suddenly there needs to be a law passed to protect political figures from abuse.
Yes, I suppose if he was in government, or even in Parliament it might have been different (certainly the parliament he is a representative in isn't going to help him! ).
I'm not saying that white male politicians have it easy, but those that aren't have it even less easy. A lot of that is just racist if mashogonist a-holes hiding behind a computer and programming he Russian bots. But a lot comes from the culture that pervades the commons and the establishment in general.
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