A functioning and civil society is one that has structures that encourage a productive balance between stability and progress and an underlying safety net that protects the most vunerable.
As such it should be a major concern when the laws,institutions and services under attack are the ones that seek to achieve this stabilty, progress and protection. Women, children and others designated as “weak” (the poor, those who are disabled) are first in line to suffer.
The TRAs are doing a number on schools, health, women’s prisons, refuges, universities, political parties – the damage here is extensive and so far almost entirely to women and children, but it is also shifting discourse in such a way that lies are told with impunity, the oppressor becomes the oppressed, dissent is silenced, women are silenced. None of that bodes well at all.
Meanwhile we have ongoing benefits cuts, cuts to vital services, horribly under-resourced mental health provision. The damage here is to those with chronic health issues, disabilities (and yes, extra whammy if you’re female, gay, old, uneducated, wrong race or ethnicity)
Neither left nor right as it currently stands (in the UK for sure, but elsewhere too) are looking to sort any of this out. The Conservatives are determined to drive us off the Brexit cliff, and into the arms of unfettered capitalistic exploitation. The Corbynistas are happy to plan their glorious revolution (these never work out well for women or other inferiors either). It is an utterly horrendous mess.