I don't think putting oneself in the middle of a bad situation makes one less deserving of sympathy. You mentioned being a sales person. Well, I've ran a convenience store on third shift. That is dangerous. Every time I turned around, the store up the street was getting robbed. I never did because the cops hanged out there. So, if a person is earning a living late at night, then are they less deserving of sympathy if they get shot? I don't think so.
I don't agree with what these women are doing. It's stupid. They're still human beings. They're not just liberals. They're human beings. They still deserve sympathy.