Maybe this article was inspired by my posts over the weekend. Don’t know, but hope so!
Sharp Rise in UK Femicide
As well as hundreds or thousands more groomed and raped, the article says:
‘More than 130 women were killed by men in 2017, with two in five cases involving excessive violence, a “harrowing” report has found.
Campaigning MP Jess Phillips has called the murder of women “an epidemic” in the wake of the latest Femicide Census and urged Prime Minister Theresa May to address the issue in “long overdue” legislation to tackle domestic abuse.
The report, drawn up by Women’s Aid, shows a rise in the number of killings from 2016, when there were 113, and 2015, when there were 119.’
Wild Birds Deliberately Killed
In more bad news, it’s emerged in this MSN article the UK authorities are also deliberately killing off wild bird populations; I’d thought declining numbers are an indirect result of humanity, but it appears the problem also has an intentional factor!
On a brighter note, I’ve updated the mistYmuse news in this Midwinter Solstice week with some new acronym gifts on this site’s sister site, travel25years.wordpress.com.