This coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the exclusion of whole subsets of the most vulnerable in our society, exemplifying the toxic mix of racism, sexism, imperialism, and capitalism that the US blends so well.
Survivors and support workers tell of a domestic violence refuge system at breaking point.
In a small office in the Midlands the telephone rings every half hour or so. On the line are women desperate for help, trying to flee domestic violence. But there is no space in the refuge, there is almost never any space. “Last week”, says a volunteer, “we had a lady call; she had four children, and the closest space we could