PAISLEY MP Mhairi Black has revealed the scale of misogynistic abuse she faces online – repeating in Parliament insults aimed at her, include the 'C-word.'

The SNP politician said she felt uncomfortable reading them out but warned that some people felt "comfortable flinging these words around every day."

Ms Black, who represents Paisley and Renfrewshire South, added that, when such language is left unchallenged, it "creates an environment that allows women to be abused."

Her speech came during a Westminster Hall debate in which calls were raised for misogyny to be treated as a hate crime.

Ms Black explained how she is regularly called a "wee boy" and told she wears her dad's suits – adding that she has "a laugh" with pals about this level of insults.

However, she added: "I struggle to see any joke in being systematically called a dyke, a rug muncher, a slut, a whore, a scruffy bint.

"I could soften some of this by talking about the C-word but the reality is there is no softening when you're targeted with these words and you're left reading them on my screen every day, day in, day out – she needs a kick in the c***, guttural c***, ugly c***, wee animal c*** – there is no softening just how sexualised and misogynistic the abuse is."

She continued: "I've been assured multiple times that I don't have to worry because I am so ugly that no-one would want to rape me.

"All of these insults have been tailored to me because I am a woman."