The abuse and hate I get when I speak out hurts – but shutting up isn’t an option | Mehreen Faruqi | Opinion | The Guardian

Dr Mehreen Faruqi makes her first speech in the Senate

But when I meet people in the community, particularly young women of colour, who tell me they couldn’t consider a career in public life because they see the abuse that this would open them up to, I know shutting up isn’t an option. Our parliaments already lack the gender and cultural diversity of our streets and suburbs. Giving in to the abusers will only make it worse.

via The abuse and hate I get when I speak out hurts – but shutting up isn’t an option | Mehreen Faruqi | Opinion | The Guardian