Feminist debate on Jack the Ripper ! vote !
Big Debate: Does publicising the Jack the Ripper murders glorify violence against women?
Last week, this newspaper published a 12-page supplement marking 125 years since the country’s most famous serial killer - Jack the Ripper - first murdered in the East End.
The tale is still shrouded in mystery and the Ripper’s identity unknown but our supplement kicked up a historic stir last week as some readers claimed coverage of the murders glorifies the gruesome and violent deaths of the women.
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"Does publicising the Jack the Ripper murders glorify violence against women?"
Well, it certainly guarantees the sale of shed-loads of books, magazines and comics, various trudges around East End schools, breweries and car parks, TV documentaries masquerading as fact and various fictional serial-killer movies.
Plus it keeps a lot of otherwise unemployable pundits in business.
So I suppose the answer to your question is "Yes".
Wrong answer Colin!
There's an interactive on line poll attached to that story / debate that Frau Retro seems to have omitted to mention...
I wrote this some time ago to defend someone who was accused of misogyny for writing about the Ripper. I think it still applies here:
well said Magpie ....I hope that you saw that there is a Poll with the article, and voted !
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