Once upon a time in London, planning permission was sought and granted for a museum celebrating the history and achievements of women in the East End over the past 150 years. What was then built was very different. Since then, people have been protesting against this gruesome tourist attraction dedicated to a man – or men – who killed sex workers.
Of course, the right-wing press have attacked those who oppose this. I’d recommend reading all articles hyperlinked in this post before passing judgement on anyone protesting, including this storify of (historian and Ripper Street series advisor) Fern Riddell’s trip to the museum.
In an age where sex workers are still put in danger every day as a result of social stigma and archaic legislation, it’s shameful that a place like this exists. Let’s hope it doesn’t for much longer.