Let’s start off with a simple exercise:
Name male serial killers, off the top of your head, without looking it up… I’ll wait. In fact, why don’t you just start shouting it out, especially if you’re in public right now surrounded by people? What did you come up with? Probably something along the lines of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack the Reaper, blah blah blah. It was probably easy for you, right? Right.
Now name some female serial killers… Go ahead, I’ll wait—and no cheating!
Are you having trouble? Do you see where I’m going with this?
Unless you obsessively study serial killers as some kind of kink or something, you most likely weren’t able to name any. Well, that’s because not a lot of them have been caught—and since Netflix has yet to close the gender disparity of female portrayal, no docuseries or special dramas have been made about female serial killers. This is odd, considering these ladies are clearly killing it, no pun intended.
In a bold and totally #girlboss move, Netflix has decided to finally recognize all the world-changing contributions by female serial killers that have been ignored at best and rewritten at worst. After all, men have been getting way too much hate for women’s contributions! Why can’t we be the ones who go down in history as unstable and dangerous (but in an empowering way)? Have you even heard of Joanna Wilkes Booth? Case-in-point.
The fact is, the media industrial complex has convinced countless sheeple that the female-dominated industry of political disruptors and serial killers is mostly male. In an age of fake news, Netflix is finally willing to set the story straight and admit what really happened to JFK, and what shade of lipstick she was wearing when she took the shot. Thanks, Netflix, but don’t think you’re off the hook yet. And if this docuseries isn’t published by March 31, you better sleep with one eye open.