Everyday Victim Blaming

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Her name was Marta Ligman. Not the “body in the suitcase”

The BBC really struggles with the whole idea that women have names, even ones who have been murdered. Instead, the BBC online news chooses to use dehumanising terms like "body in the boot" for Claire O'Connor  "body in the suitcase" for Marta Ligman.

Marta Ligman was a 23 year old woman whose body was found in a suitcase. The perpetrator made a choice to kill and a choice to treat her body as trash. The BBC does not need to collude with the perpetrator in continuing to treat Ligman as a dehumanised object unworthy of even the simple courtesy of a name.

Her name was Marta Ligman. Not the "body in the suitcase"


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