On domestic violence and the Ripper

February’s fundraising is inspired by Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five. My #fivefivesforTHEFIVE challenge is to raise £500 for Refuge by running five 10km races in the five areas most affected by domestic violence in England and Wales, and deadlifting 500lb, within the next five months. Please enjoy the story below, and donate any spare pennies and pounds here. Thank you. The Five, by Hallie Rubenhold In 1888, five women – Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary Jane – were murdered. Though never identified, their murderer was glorified as a demonic creature who roamed the alleys and streets of London; he became…