Even services set up to help women are letting women down. Ignorance of the EA 2010 regarding single-sex exemption, and disregard for the most vulnerable.
“Women who enter refuge have no idea whether they are coming or going. They are traumatised, petrified and just need to be safe. They are not going to rock the boat when they first arrive. They don’t want to be told
to leave, that this isn’t the place for them. They will do almost anything to keep safe, away from their abuser. If that means being retraumatised by the presence of a male no matter how he identifies, then they will. Especially when they have children. They’re used to being told they have no agency, no right to decide who’s in their space.