Police are investigating the rape message written in a Nottingham Uni bathroom as a hate crime
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The disgusting message 'uni girls love rape' was found in the university's Florence Boot Hall mixed toilets. The University has launched an investigation into the matter. It has been revealed that police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Since 2016, the harassment of women which may not be reported as a crime is able to be investigated by the police in Nottinghamshire. In a tweet, the pro-vice chancellor of the University of Nottingham said he was appalled at the misogyny on campus.
Nottingham student Victoria Kaye who initially posted the incident on Twitter after seeing it on Snapchat described the message as ‘disgusting.' The words 'uni girls love rape' was written out in toilet paper towards the end of May. The university revealed that as soon as staff were notified of the event, they acted promptly in removing the message. The incident is another alarming addition to a string of racist and misogynistic events occurring at British universities. A group of Exeter law students were recently suspended following their racial slurs and rape ‘jokes’ in a leaked WhatsApp group chat called ‘Dodgy Blokes Soc’. The University of Nottingham’s Women’s Officer has expressed her outrage at the incident, commenting that ‘rape jokes and rape culture have no place at UoN and I will support the uni and the women of Florence Boot in any way I can during any investigation.'
This disgusting message was removed as soon as staff were made aware of it. It doesn't reflect the values of the Uni and the behaviour we expect within our community. We're investigating to find who placed it there. (1/3)— Uni of Nottingham (@UniofNottingham) May 30, 2018
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