During the Victorian era, being a prostitute was a sordid and dangerous undertaking, which only the most destitute of women turned to for survival.
Between 31st August and 9th November 1888, the brutal murders of five prostitutes were attributed to the one killer -- Jack the Ripper.
Rapidly, gangs and procurers took advantage of the Ripper's Terror... The Unfortunates had no choice but to ply their trade, under duress, and give up their hard-earned coin in exchange for "protection". Now, they had not only the Ripper to fear, but their new "employers" as well.
It was high-time someone stood up for the prostitutes, and helped them retake control of their lives.