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Female Characters Appreciation, Villains: Part 1

“Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.”

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“No one ever thinks chicks do shit like this. A girl can only be a slut, bitch, tease, or the virgin next door.”

“Remember this, okay? Some things are worth dying for, and the only thing worth dying for is you, Karla. I’m going to give you my life, okay? I’m going to give you my soul, my energy… It’s an undying love. I’m taking it with me to the grave. You’re my best friend, you were always my best friend. Born a bastard, die a bastard. God, I love you, Kar. I love you so much if you can please forgive me, okay. Please, I really wasn’t that bad. I really, really wasn’t. I just tried too hard; I tried to be macho, too domineering. I thought these were qualities that were important to be successful. But I forgot how to cherish and to love… And now you run scared from me. You don’t have to run scared no more, okay? Never again, Kar, do you have to be scared.” - Paul Bernardo threatening suicide in a recording he taped of himself reading aloud a letter he wrote to his estranged wife, Karla Homolka.

While Ted Bundy was dating Elizabeth Kloepfer, he got in touch with one of his ex girlfriends behind her back.The same girl had rejected him years before after he was deeply in love with her and, according to many psychologists, this rejection is one of the reasons Bundy harboured so much hatred toward women. All his victims resembled her, having long brunette hair parted down the middle. One day, she phoned Bundy and asked him why he had been ignoring her for so long. He replied with “I’m sorry Stephanie, I have no idea what you’re talking about.” and the two of them never spoke again. The killer later admitted that he had only got back in touch with Stephanie Brooks to show her how rejection felt. This type of extreme social manipulation was an early warning sign that Bundy had no empathy and was a true sociopath.