News: Prostitutes found dead…

I think it is interesting that whenever sex workers are found dead, they are always identified as such. How many times have you seen a headline: “Waiter found dead”? Or, “Accountant found dead”? These people die, but they are not usually identified by their occupation.

Just a thought.

3 Responses

  1. Yep, it’s as if they are saying, “It makes sense that this happened to a prostitute,” reinforcing the notion that sex work is dangerous to the point of deadly.

  2. It also justifies their lack of investigation into the crimes. If it were a ‘woman’ found dead or any other term that suggests ‘human,’ then there’d be some obligation to investigate.

    Whatever happened with the serial killer in Atlantic City, btw?

  3. It seems similar to the way a lot of newscasts report murders committed by racial minorities. They seem to always include the race of the killer if he/she is black or hispanic. Or even Asian, for that matter – remember how much of a point was made that the Virginia Tech killer was Korean?

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