What do you get when East End council planners approve an application for a proposed “celebration of women in the East End” project? A Jack the Ripper Museum, that’s what. It seems the proposed the “first women’s museum in the UK” was code for celebrating a murderer who prayed on vulnerable women of the 19th century. Hands up who sees the irony? The application for the conversion of the disused Victorian shop into a museum included images of suffragettes and equal pay campaigners and was going to be called Museum of Women’s History. Hmm, well technically it kinda is….but not in a good way. In the owners defense he said “It is absolutely not celebrating the crime of Jack the Ripper but looking at why and how the women got in that situation in the first place.” Oh dear, would you like a shovel for the hole you are digging?
Psst Added to the awks, none of Jack’s victims were murdered on Cable Street.