‘The West­min­ster MP sex scan­dal didn’t sur­prise me’

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Dozens of MPS have been ac­cused of in­ap­pro­pri­ate sex­ual be­hav­iour in a doc­u­ment by staff who work with Tory MPS. A whopping 36 Tories were ac­cused of ha­rass­ment. A se­cret What­sapp group used by women in West­min­ster to warn each other about MPS with a rep­u­ta­tion for sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour was also un­earthed.

This scan­dal didn’t sur­prise me, but, per­son­ally, I’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced in­napro­pri­ate be­hav­iour from a male MP. De­spite me be­ing known as the “selfie queen” in the pa­pers for my “steamy pictures”, I’ve never had a deroga­tory com­ment aimed at me while I’ve been at work.

In re­gards to the se­cret What­sapp group, it’s no won­der women used to feel that they had to keep th­ese con­ver­sa­tions about har­rass­ment se­cret, as com­ing for­ward could have ru­ined their ca­reers. If any­thing good comes out of the re­cent Har­vey We­in­stein sex scan­dal, surely it will be that we no longer have to suf­fer in si­lence – in this cur­rent cli­mate, women should feel em­pow­ered to make a very noisy stand against preda­tory men.

Last week also saw ac­tor Kevin Spacey come out as gay af­ter he was ac­cused of mak­ing a sex­ual ad­vance to­wards ac­tor An­thony Rapp when he was just 14 and Spacey was 26. In the wake of the claims, Spacey’s Net­flix se­ries House Of Cards was can­celled. I think it’s un­fair on the rest of the cast to can­cel it as they’ve done noth­ing wrong.

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