In support of women’s refuges

By Claire Fox | 23 March 2021
  • Claire Fox

The brutal and tragic murder of Sarah Everard has started a national conversation on violence against women. Some of this seems overblown and teeters on scaremongering.

I do not recognise this picture of femicide – an ‘epidemic of misogyny’ and institutionalised women-hating.

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