Society has ‘just accepted’ dead women

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Society has 'just accepted' dead women
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SOCIETY has ‘just accepted’ dead women.   

Labour’s shadow domestic violence minister, Jess Phillips has spoken out to say that society has “just accepted” the death of women as “one of those things.”

In what has become a tradition during the International Women’s Day debate she read out the names of the women and girls that have been killed this year in the UK, where the primary perpetrator of the attack is a man. This year’s terrifyingly long list contained 118 names.

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This list also only contains the names of the women where the men which perpetrated the acts of violence which resulted in death, have been charged or convicted already.

While ministers claim to have prioritised victim support during lockdown, Ms Phillips explained that the government currently does not carry out any research into the data on the number of women that have died.

Ms Phillips, speaking in the Commons chamber said, “In this place we count what we care about.


We count the vaccines done, the number of people on benefits, we rule or oppose based on a count and we obsessively track that data. We love to count data of our own popularity. However, we don’t currently count dead women.”

She went on to explain that, “Dead women is a thing we’ve all just accepted as part of our daily lives.

“Dead women is just one of those things. Killed women are not vanishingly rare. Killed women are common.”



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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