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Rose Blight

Women Need Refuges Not Outreach

This makes me angry. I heard the story on the Southern News this morning. Needless to say, it was impossible to find out anything about it under 'Dorset' on the BBC's p**s poor website. To see a male councillor talking smugly about the 'proven' benefits of 'outreach' made me so mad. (I hasten to add that there are plenty of men demonstrating against the closure.) Outreach indeed! What good is that to a woman under threat. Is she supposed to get on her mobile to some counsellor and say,'Oh dear, I think he might be about to hit me.'? Women need somewhere thay can feel safe and refuges work. More here.
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No, I hate Woman's Hour. The news item where I first heard this story did mention abused men as well.
I agree. Here in California, where we are having terrible financial problems, we are seeing the same sort of thing.