Jack the Ripper or Women's History?

News came out of London last week that a museum intended to be a museum of women's history is actually a museum devoted to a man who murdered a bunch of women: Jack the Ripper!

Now, I'm not going to lie, I am fascinated by the whole Jack the Ripper thing and would totally go to his museum.  I would probably feel a bit more excited about that than a museum of women's history, despite the fact that it would be a way more valuable experience.

Still, if you're going to sell a museum as one telling the stories of East End women in London and then turn around and make it about the guy who brutally murdered and dismembered East End women in London, there's something a little fishy about that.


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