Thursday 12 May 2022 12:47 PM Ex-MP Tracy Brabin says her fight against 'everyday sexism' is driven by row ... trends now
Former MP Tracy Brabin has revealed how her fight against 'everyday sexism' as West Yorkshire mayor is partly being driven by her experience of being trolled over a dress she wore in the House of Commons.
The ex-Coronation Street actress was subject to fierce abuse for the off-the-shoulder outfit she donned during a parliamentary debate in 2020.
At the time, Ms Brabin revealed how the dress - which cost £35 from ASOS - had prompted people to tell her she looked like 'a slag', 'hungover', 'a tart', 'about to breastfeed', 'a slapper', 'drunk', and 'just been banged over a wheelie bin'.
She later sold the black dress, which had slipped down her arm as she spoke at the Commons despatch box, for more than £20,000 at a charity auction with the proceeds going to Girlguiding.
Ms Brabin left the Commons in May last year after being elected West Yorkshire mayor.
Speaking to The Times about the dress row, the 61-year-old described how the incident 'uncovered this split in the universe where the misogynists just fell on my head'.
She described how she had rushed to an