Wednesday, 26 August 2015

"Jeremy Corbyn backs women-only public toilets"

From The Evening Standard:

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn would push for women-only public toilets to be introduced to curb sex attacks, he has said. The Islington North MP, currently the bookies' favourite for the party’s top job, made the comments while launching his campaign against sexual harassment.

“Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment in public toilets could be to introduce women-only facilities. My intention would be to make going to the bathroom safer for everyone whether in the pub or on a train.

"However, I would consult with women and open it up to hear their views on whether women-only make-up sessions in night clubs would be welcome – and also if piloting this where harassment is reported most frequently would be of interest."

British Toilet Police recorded 1,399 sexual offences in 2014-15 in Britain’s toilets and washrooms, an increase of nearly 300 on the previous year and a new record.


Ben Jamin' said...

There are usually 6-7 carriages on the underground, depending on which line.

What further segregations would you opt for?

Singles, lesbians and gays, under 16s/families, drunk/drugged/party/tourist, boring married commuter/mixed

Bayard said...

The old railway companies had "women-only facilities", so it's nothing new.

DBC Reed said...

Trains used to have smokers' compartments and are still divided into classes so the wealthy don't have to see ordinary people.

Mark Wadsworth said...

BJ, I'd have a few carriages for people who behave normally and respect other passengers.

All the men who stick out their knees horizontally or want to start fights, the Islamists, people with dogs, bikes or large rucksacks can piss off into a separate carriage.

B, exactly.

DBC, ah, smoking carriages, now you are talking.

James Higham said...

Fine body of men ... er women ... the BTP.

Bayard said...

I'm now sure that all this anti-Corbyn propaganda is generated by the landed interests realising that Labour might slip away from their control under his leadership.

Mark Wadsworth said...

JH, they are indeed.

B, yes of course! But we are a in a "my enemy's enemy is my friend" situation here. I love Corbyn to bits be cause he stands up to the Homeys. But do I really agree with most of his policies? Nope.

L fairfax said...

"! But we are a in a "my enemy's enemy is my friend" situation here. I love Corbyn to bits be cause he stands up to the Homeys."
But he panders to terrorists. I wouldn't mind if he were nice to all terrorists but by selectively being nice to some (IRA, Hezbollah, Hamas) etc he is showing that he agrees with them.
Of course if he were nice to all in an attempt to get them to reform it would be different.
In Colombia the FARC using IRA technology have killed lots of people.
How can anyone hang around with Gerry Adams after that.

Bayard said...

"In Colombia the FARC using IRA technology have killed lots of people."

Do you mean IRA-supplied technology? If not, the IRA are no more responsible for the technology they developed than Messrs Lee, Enfield, Smith, Wesson or Kalashnikov are for all the people that their guns have killed.

But yes, I agree with you about pandering to terrorists. However the IRA are fairly hard left terrorists. Mind you he should be saying "I agree with their ideas and aims, but deplore their methods". Perhaps he is. You can't believe a word of what you read in the MSM about Corbyn.

DBC Reed said...

Most of the terrorist organisations we now face are the result of right-wing interference in the evolution of key foreign states which post war were moving leftwards quite compatibly with the UK which had for instance nationalised its energy and coal production( while its secret services were seeking simultanously to destroy the elected government in Iran for trying to control oil production in its own borders). The American right-wing weirdos who sought to promote Islamic freedom-fighters in Afghanistan to destroy lefty Najibulla (they castrated him and hanged him in the street)are now responsible for letting loose Islamic terrorists world wide.Well-done weirdos and their soft faced supporters who did well out of right-wing mass bribery aka Homeownerism!Viva anti-Communism!Better (foreign people) dead than red than they are tainted with the least public sector sin!