Diane Abbott Most Abused Female MP During Election
An Amnesty International report has discovered that Diane Abbott was the most abused female MP in the general election, receiving almost half of the abuse to all female MPs online.
The study, which found that Abbott received 45% of all abuse online directed towards female MPs, was conducted based upon a sample of 900,223 tweets.
The reasons for the abuse are unclear but are likely to include Abbott’s long history of anti-white racism (which you can read more about here). Abbott claims “I’m abused as a female politician and I’m abused as a black politician.”
Abbott received more abuse than all female Conservative and SNP MPs combined, with 5% of all tweets sent in the six weeks directly prior to the general election that included her handle (@HackneyAbbott) found to be abusive.
The London MP claims to be receiving hundreds of racist letters a day, many of which include swastikas and drawings of monkeys.
While it goes without saying that abuse should never be acceptable, perhaps Mrs Abbott should consider her use of racism when trying to prevent abuse.