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Misogynists are trying to silence me: abuse bill commissioner

Anonymous social media users are banding together to harass and discredit a domestic abuse campaigner

London’s first commissioner for victims has revealed how misogynists are attempting to silence her attempts to tackle domestic violence.

Claire Waxman, who is campaigning for amendments to the domestic abuse bill, says her work is prompting an increasingly coordinated online response from largely anonymous social media accounts designed to discredit and intimidate her from continuing. “Particularly around the area of the family courts and domestic abuse bill I have received a huge amount of abuse which has misogyny at its root, people who are trying to create a gender war,” she said.

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