Wolf whistling: Flattery or threat?

For Femail Online. It was reported earlier this week that a 23-year-old woman, Poppy Smart, had complained to police after being wolf whistled at by builders, on her way to work, every day for a month. Cue a renewed media debate about whether wolf whistling does or doesn’t constitute sexual harassment! I wrote for The […]

Domestic violence not caused by “bad weather”

Originally published at Women’s Views on News. A women’s charity has dismissed police claims that bad weather may be to blame for a dramatic increase in incidents of domestic violence. Eaves, a London-based charity that supports victims of violence against women, described the police’s suggestion as, “nothing more than an appealing get out clause for […]