bitstick said: YES! Though female detectives are awesome.. I REALLY need more female killers! BUT! well written ones -.- They tend to only kill (because of) their husbands. And they never mention the fact that female killers are harder to catch…
oh man, definitely!
One of the reasons why I’m really fond of Genosider Syo in Dangan Ronpa is because she is a serial killer who kills for sexual gratification, and that’s so, so rare in a female character. (Uh. Fond might not be the right word here.) I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before, and that - both the motive in itself and the gender dynamics that arise because of it - is super interesting.
And I mean. I am sick of men killing women. It’s not interesting, it’s brutal and gross and frustrating and it happens too much in the real world as it is. So you kill a girl and you put that girl in a nice dress and you pose her up like it means something, like you are making her into art or preserving her beauty or what the fuck ever, or you cut bits off of her and degrade her in the worst ways you can think of even after death because her existence sickens you
and none of that is beautiful or shocking, it’s boring, we’ve seen it and we keep seeing it and I’m so fucking done with it, call me when you can think up a better story
(god, I want. a female killer who gets away. Murders that look like accidents and the women who carefully orchestrate them. A female detective to tear the killer out of her safe space and into the fire.)
(Speaking of, you should try Murder is Easy if you haven’t.)