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Worthy - with flaws
Overall this is not a bad documentary, revealing much more than I previously knew about the subject. I'm glad there are plenty of female voices, but it's a shame the makers chose to feature such extreme views such as those claiming men were forcing them to behave a certain way when in truth they all made informed choices. The world would obviously be a far better place without the likes of the Ripper but to blame all men for his actions cannot be taken seriously. So too the misrepresentation of objective observations as naked prejudice: an agenda in search of evidence. Unfortunately this is a dripping tap in one particular episode.
That the Ripper was not caught sooner is obviously cause for regret. But I haven't seen anything showing the cops weren't trying - quite the opposite. They just didn't have the tools to do much better: no DNA matching, very few computers, profiling in its infancy. Anyone can criticize.
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