• Emily Owen, 22, says she is ‘shocked’ at the sexist abuse she has received
  • One man said he will only  vote for her when he knows the size of her ‘rack’
  • Another man asked ‘how many votes for a striptease?’
  • Miss Owen, who is is standing for Labour in Aberconwy, said men will not be treated to the same harassment she has had to endure

Kate Ferguson, Political Correspondent For Mailonline

Emily Owen said she has been left 'shocked' at the level of sexist harassment she has received online 

Emily Owen said she has been left 'shocked' at the level of sexist harassment she has received online 

Emily Owen said she has been left ‘shocked’ at the level of sexist harassment she has received online 

A young woman standing in the General Election has been bombarded with messages about the size of her ‘rack’ and what sexual favours she will perform to get votes.

Emily Owen, 22, the Labour Party candidate in Aberconwy in Wales, said she has been inundated with ‘disgusting’ messages since announcing she is standing.

One man wrote: ‘I’ll only vote for her if she’s got a decent rack for me. Anyone know her size? I mean she’s pretty enough but haven’t seen much of her body yet.’

Another man in his 50s posted on Facebook: ‘Hello young Emily. I’ve seen your post and it’s brave for a young girl to put herself out there like that.

‘You’ll need some practice on shutting men down I should think. You can practise on me any time.’

Another wrote: ‘How many votes for a striptease?’

Miss Owen hit back in an angry Facebook post in which she branded the comments ‘disgusting’ and said she decided to speak up to call the sexist behaviour out.

She wrote: She added: ‘What is NOT ACCEPTABLE is flooding me with messages about what sexual acts I’m prepared to perform to get votes, what bra size I am, how many votes needed for me to strip and comments suggesting the reason I’m standing is to sleep with an Oxford grad. 

‘I’ve been debating ignoring it but this behaviour is disgusting and needs calling out!!! 

‘I highly doubt you’ll be asking the male candidates their penis size in order to make a decision about their politics….. sexism is not okay.’ 

Miss Owen said she has been left shocked at the messages she has received.

She said: ‘This is the first time I’ve been under this level of public scrutiny and I have to say I’m shocked!

‘If people have questions about my politics, discuss with me. If you don’t agree with my reply then challenge me. 

Miss Owen said the sexist  behavior is appalling and must be called out 

Miss Owen said the sexist  behavior is appalling and must be called out 

Miss Owen said the sexist  behavior is appalling and must be called out 

One of the men sent her a message implying that he would like her to perform a sex act

One of the men sent her a message implying that he would like her to perform a sex act

One of the men sent her a message implying that he would like her to perform a sex act

‘I’m more than willing to engage in political conversation so let’s have that debate. This is acceptable.’ 

Miss Owen has posted a string of selfies on her Facebook page. 

She is standing against the Conservative Welsh Minister Guto Bebb, who has a majority of 4,000 votes. 

She took to Facebook yesterday to complain about the behaviour, which she says men would not have to endure

She took to Facebook yesterday to complain about the behaviour, which she says men would not have to endure

She took to Facebook yesterday to complain about the behaviour, which she says men would not have to endure

Miss Owen, pictured posing in a police hat in a Facebook snap, said the sexism is unacceptable

Miss Owen, pictured posing in a police hat in a Facebook snap, said the sexism is unacceptable

Miss Owen, pictured posing in a police hat in a Facebook snap, said the sexism is unacceptable

Miss Owen is standing for Labour against Tory minister Guto Bebb in the election on June 8

Miss Owen is standing for Labour against Tory minister Guto Bebb in the election on June 8

Miss Owen is standing for Labour against Tory minister Guto Bebb in the election on June 8

Miss Owen is hoping to unseat Guto Bebb, pictured, when Britons go to the polls new month

Miss Owen is hoping to unseat Guto Bebb, pictured, when Britons go to the polls new month

Miss Owen is hoping to unseat Guto Bebb, pictured, when Britons go to the polls new month

She told the Daily Post : ‘I decided to say something on social media as sexism like this just isn’t acceptable. It’s totally depressing that this sort of thing is still going on in 2017.’

But she said that ‘this sort of thing is why I got into politics in the first place’, adding: ‘Those posting the abuse are cowards, as they hide behind stupid names and funnily enough nobody ever says anything like that on the doorstep when I go around knocking on doors.’

Miss Owen added: ‘I’m sure Guto Bebb isn’t getting this kind of abuse simply because he’s not a young woman standing.’   

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