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Why Netflix’s new true crime docu ‘The Ripper’ has got people talking

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Dec 18, 2020 2:33 am

We found a new Netflix true crime docu series for you to binge on this weekend, and it is about “one of the largest and most expensive manhunts in British history,” The Ripper.

The four-part docu series recounts the investigation of the Yorkshire Ripper murders that happened in 1975-1980 in North of England. Over 13 women were killed and seven more were attempted to be murdered. The killer was on the loose until he was caught for using false car plates.

But there’s more to the story that goes beyond murder: misogyny and violence against women. The Ripper re-evaluates the problems that delayed the capture of Peter Sutcliffe, the so-called Yorkshire Ripper, using raw archival footages of the investigation. In the documentary, the police and detectives in West Yorkshire were criticized for how they view sex workers and women in general.

What people are saying

The series sheds light on how misogyny and sexism still haven’t changed over the years. People were saddened when they found out that it still exists up to this day.

A lot of viewers were infuriated with how the police handled the crime and how they talked badly about the victims, calling them "prostitutes."

Other English viewers recalled the that horrible time during the late 1970s, one said Sutcliffe "had the whole city terrified."

Watch the trailer below:

Photos from Netflix