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‘Quite shaken’: Female MP pursued by vicious, sexist attacks over emergency powers vote – The Age

Reason Party leader Fiona Patten says she has endured a torrent of sexist vitriol and even physical threats since she began negotiating with the Andrews government…



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Ms Patten said that several days ago, she was at the corner of Swanston and Bourke streets in Melbournes CBD when a man approached her and began shouting.
You f—ing bitch, youre going to keep us locked up, she recalled were his opening words.
It was 6.30 in the evening, Id just come out of David Jones, and I was on the phone with an earpiece in, Ms Patten said.
I was quite shaken. Its certainly made me more alert now, whenever Im walking down the street.
Ms Patten, Greens Leader Samantha Ratnam…

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