Female politicians in Oklahoma subject to sexism, threats


September 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma women in local government have received sexist remarks, threats and harassment during recent months, according to a newspaper report.

Critics have resorted to name-calling and made comments about elected officials' appearance to show their discontent with them, The Oklahoman reported.

Oklahoma City Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon, who represents Ward 6, was criticized by the local police union and its supporters for questioning police funding and supporting Black Lives Matter. She began receiving angry messages and death threats after sharing a BLM graphic on socia...

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