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Spare your tears for girls' families.


I'M as horrified as everyone else over the prostitutes murdered by the Suffolk Strangler. But the way some news outlets are reporting it, there's a danger of them canonising these girls. The BBC refers to them now as sex workers, not prostitutes.

Women working on the street are junkies and they're prepared to risk their lives for their next fix. Their lives were lost to drugs long before the Suffolk Strangler picked them up. If we're going to weep, let's weep for the families left behind.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 17, 2006
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