TORONTO – A UK politician has suggested a 6 pm curfew for men after the suspected abduction and murder of 33 – year-old Sarah Everard.
“I argue that, at the next opportunity for any bill that is appropriate, I might put in an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6 pm,” said the UK Green Party’s Jenny Jones during a speech in parliament. “I feel this would make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened”
Everard, a 33 – year-old marketing executive , was walking home from a friend’s house in London around 9 pm on March 3. She did not arrive home and police later announced that her body was found in a wooded area south of the city. A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of killing Everard.
Since my comments about a curfew for men to keep women safe , I’ve had a deluge of misogynistic emails and tweets. Which rather proves my point about the problem being with men …
– Jenny Jones (@GreenJennyJones) March 11, 2021
Watch the video above to see Jones’ full speech.