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2nd Dec '16 9:46:51 PM MsChibi
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Sometimes we don't even get that; we just get a string of nameless dead hookers. There can also be a sense that these women [[TheScourgeOfGod have it coming]] or somehow deserve what happens to them because of their circumstances; the detectives involved may be dismissive or even contemptuous towards the victims and the other women in the same position because of their profession. This can be especially glaring if the killer then targets a woman who is not a prostitute. Whereas the victims from the sex industry may be casually dismissed as victims who "had it coming," the non-sex worker victim will be treated as an innocent whose death is a tragedy and must be avenged. Similarly, if a dead woman is mistaken for a sex worker, then her death might be initially dismissed, only for everyone to pick up and work their damned hardest to solve the case once it's revealed that she's actually an 'innocent'.

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Sometimes we don't even get that; we just get a string of nameless dead hookers. There can also be a sense that these women [[TheScourgeOfGod have it coming]] or somehow deserve what happens to them because of their circumstances; the detectives involved may be [[MadonnaWhoreComplex dismissive or even contemptuous towards the victims and the other women in the same position because of their profession. This can be especially glaring if the killer then targets a woman who is not a prostitute. prostitute]]. Whereas the victims from the sex industry may be casually dismissed as [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victims who "had it coming," coming,"]] the non-sex worker victim will be treated as an innocent whose death is a tragedy and must be avenged. Similarly, if a dead woman is [[MistakenForProstitute mistaken for a sex worker, worker]], then her death might be initially dismissed, only for everyone to pick up and work their damned hardest to solve the case once it's revealed that she's actually an 'innocent'.
2nd Dec '16 9:44:31 PM MsChibi
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This is, in some ways, a TruthInTelevision. Prostitution (especially of the street-walking variety) carries with it a certain amount of danger by its nature, as the ladies occupy a gray area in society outside of the law, often being ignored both by the law and society at large as a result, and must by necessity place their trust in strangers whose intentions may not be benign. Simple practicality on the killer's part is often a factor: prostitutes do, after all, make their living by accompanying clients to places of the johns' choosing, without drawing witnesses' or authorities' attention to their rendezvous. In all too many cases, women in the sex industry may be a RealLife SerialKiller's first/only victims.[[note]]Indeed, it's not uncommon for the SerialKiller to specifically ''target'' prostitutes, and actually believe that he's doing society a favor by killing them.[[/note]]

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This is, in some ways, a TruthInTelevision. Prostitution (especially of the street-walking [[{{Streetwalker}} street-walking]] variety) carries with it a certain amount of danger by its nature, as the ladies occupy a gray area in society outside of the law, often being ignored both by the law and society at large as a result, and must by necessity place their trust in strangers whose intentions may not be benign. Simple practicality on the killer's part is often a factor: prostitutes do, after all, make their living by accompanying clients to places of the johns' choosing, without drawing witnesses' or authorities' attention to their rendezvous. In all too many cases, women in the sex industry may be a RealLife SerialKiller's first/only victims.[[note]]Indeed, it's not uncommon for the SerialKiller to specifically ''target'' prostitutes, and actually believe that he's doing society a favor by killing them.[[/note]]
19th Nov '16 9:31:39 PM MadCat221
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', [[PlayerCharacter Geralt]] pursues one Cyprian "Whoreson Junior" Wiley, an organized crime boss in Novigrad. Once he finally carves his way through the gangster's horde of mooks, he finds the sick puppy bathing in the blood of some prostitutes he just murdered for his perverted pleasure. [[spoiler:Geralt's TranquilFury is a sight to behold in the ensuing cutscene as Junior is powerless against the wrathful witcher.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', [[PlayerCharacter Geralt]] pursues one Cyprian "Whoreson Junior" Wiley, an organized crime boss in Novigrad. Once he finally carves his way through the gangster's horde of mooks, he finds the sick puppy bathing in the blood of some prostitutes he just murdered for his perverted pleasure. [[spoiler:Geralt's TranquilFury is a sight to behold in the ensuing cutscene as Junior is powerless against the wrathful witcher.]]
19th Nov '16 9:31:04 PM MadCat221
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', [[PlayerCharacter Geralt]] pursues one Cyprian "Whoreson Junior" Wiley, an organized crime boss in Novigrad. Once he finally carves his way through the gangster's horde of mooks, he finds the sick puppy bathing in the blood of some prostitutes he just murdered for his perverted pleasure. [[spoiler:Geralt's TranquilFury is a sight to behold in the ensuing cutscene as Junior is powerless against the wrathful witcher.]]
8th Nov '16 12:31:13 AM AnonymousCowherd
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* The so-called Mexicali Ripper (possibly one person or three members of the same family) was believed responsible for 44 murders of women in the Mexican City (all but 2 of them known prostitutes or addicts) between 2008-2012. May also have been responsible for a string of killing in Yuma, Arizona, USA only 60 miles away.
6th Nov '16 3:14:41 PM kyeo
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* The Silver Jews's song "Like Like the the the Death" contains the line "Nobody cares about a dead hooker."
6th Nov '16 3:10:59 PM kyeo
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* In the movie ''Revenge for Jolly'', the two heroes have an encounter with two prostitutes that ends with the protagonist Harry shooting both of them in cold blood. [[KarmaHoudini Nothing happens to him as a result]], and the two women are never mentioned again.
3rd Nov '16 7:41:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Brenda's Got A Baby" by [[TupacShakur 2Pac.]] The song is about a 12-year-old girl from the inner-city with an uncaring family who gets involved with [[{{Squick}} and pregnant by]] her 20-something [[IncestIsRelative cousin.]] (Who abandons her sometime during the pregnancy.) Shortly after she gives birth, her mother throws her out of the house, and she's out on the street. When selling drugs fails, she is driven to prostitution, and killed (presumably by one of her clients.)

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* "Brenda's Got A Baby" by [[TupacShakur [[Music/TupacShakur 2Pac.]] The song is about a 12-year-old girl from the inner-city with an uncaring family who gets involved with [[{{Squick}} and pregnant by]] her 20-something [[IncestIsRelative cousin.]] (Who abandons her sometime during the pregnancy.) Shortly after she gives birth, her mother throws her out of the house, and she's out on the street. When selling drugs fails, she is driven to prostitution, and killed (presumably by one of her clients.)
18th Oct '16 6:27:14 PM Lugamo
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* Thanks to his big network of contacts, [[spoiler:Troike]] from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is framed to work with the [[spoiler:Omerta]] following this trope. The Courier was supposed to have the option to expose the conspiracy, but if you take [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Troike_blackmail_note the note]], [[GameBreakingBug the game won't allow you]] to free him.
14th Oct '16 7:38:48 AM valar55
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Sometimes we don't even get that; we just get a string of nameless dead hookers. There can also be a sense that these women [[TheScourgeOfGod have it coming]] or somehow deserve what happens to them because of their circumstances; the detectives involved may be dismissive or or even contemptuous towards the victims and the other women in the same position because of their profession. This can be especially glaring if the killer then targets a woman who is not a prostitute. Whereas the victims from the sex industry may be casually dismissed as victims who "had it coming," the non-sex worker victim will be treated as an innocent whose death is a tragedy and must be avenged. Similarly, if a dead woman is mistaken for a sex worker, then her death might be initially dismissed, only for everyone to pick up and work their damned hardest to solve the case once it's revealed that she's actually an 'innocent'.

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Sometimes we don't even get that; we just get a string of nameless dead hookers. There can also be a sense that these women [[TheScourgeOfGod have it coming]] or somehow deserve what happens to them because of their circumstances; the detectives involved may be dismissive or or even contemptuous towards the victims and the other women in the same position because of their profession. This can be especially glaring if the killer then targets a woman who is not a prostitute. Whereas the victims from the sex industry may be casually dismissed as victims who "had it coming," the non-sex worker victim will be treated as an innocent whose death is a tragedy and must be avenged. Similarly, if a dead woman is mistaken for a sex worker, then her death might be initially dismissed, only for everyone to pick up and work their damned hardest to solve the case once it's revealed that she's actually an 'innocent'.
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