MHAIRI Black delivered a powerful speech about the vile misognystic insults that have been directed at her, and is believed to be the first MP to use the c-word in Parliament as she read some of them.

The SNP MP was speaking at a Westminster Hall debate in which calls were raised to class misogyny as a hate crime, and came ahead of International Women's Day. 

The Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP said she felt uncomfortable reading the abuse out but warned some people felt "comfortable flinging these words around every day".

She added when such language is left unchallenged and is normalised it "creates an environment that allows women to be abused".

WATCH: Mhairi Black gives powerful speech on the horrific misogynistic abuse she receives

Black said she and her friends tried to make light of the insults by "having a laugh" about the 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've been told you can't put lipstick on a pig, let the dirty bitch each shit and die.

"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.

"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."

She added there needs to be reflection on what happens in Parliament, with the "full extent of abuse and danger" women face on a daily basis only beginning to be realised.

Black said: "Only a few weeks ago I was physically pressed up against a Member [of Parliament] in the voting lobby who is accused of sexual misconduct because there's so little room.

"Now, I don't think that's normal and I think it's fair to say that's something maybe that we should be looking at – something we should be talking about – because I'm blessed in that I have the same right and influence as any other elected man in this place, but what about all the female staff in here who don't?"