News of the Jack the Ripper Museum is all over twitter at the moment, and even as a true crime junkie, the whole thing disgusts me. Reports from the architect and council state that this was supposed to be a women's history museum and then suddenly we're faced with a museum that glorifies a man who is famous for the horrific killing of at least five women? This can only be considered a tasteless bait and switch and evidence that not only are the lives of these women still not considered worthy of respect, but that their only value is in the money their violent deaths can bring in.
A brief look at the website shows exactly how disrespectful this museum is, (see above) they're selling a Jack the Ripper branded whistle of all thing. Is there any way to see this aside from as a jab at all women who are victims of violence?
With a society that still celebrates this violent, still unidentified man, what conclusions should we be drawing about not only society itself? But about claimed changes to the views this society holds on violence and towards women?
More importantly, what do we do with those answers? How do we truly make the world better, safer and more amazing?