Marilyn Monroe is an American cliche. And cliches are born of archetypes, so Marilyn Monroe is an American archetype.
So Marilyn Monroe is an archetypal American woman. And most important the archetype is considered to be sexy.
So the most desirable of American women is sexually abused as a child and suicides as an adult. This American archetype is a victim par excellence. And even more important, a willing, self sacrificial victim.
Germaine Greer shocked us all in her book, The Female Eunuch, by writing that men hate women. But what greater hatred of women can be expressed than the hatred of the archetypical American woman, Marilyn Monroe, all disguised under 'sexiness'?