Monday 23 September 2019

Women protest outside Jack The Ripper Museum after it advertises 'selfies' with his victims

Clare Cullen

Women protested outside the 'Jack The Ripper' museum in London after it offered 'selfies' with models of his victims for Halloween.

The museum was promising Halloween selfies with models of his victims and the founder of the museum, who was dressed as Jack the Ripper. One their website, they posted: "How about a picture with Jack in Mitre Square together with the body of Catherine Eddowes?"

A member of the feminist activist group Fourth Wave, Su Fei Lu, told Buzzfeed News why the group were protesting the event.

"If a woman was killed by a violent ex just last week it wouldn’t be OK to take a picture with her".

"It's not OK to pose with the body of Catherine Eddowes... she's still a real person".

"Domestic violence and violence against women is still an issue".

The protesters carried a blow-up doll with the picture of founder Mark Palmer-Edgcumbe's face on it.

The museum attracted ire when it opened after locals had initially believed it would be a museum dedicated to the history of women in east London.

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