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. -Gillian Flynn
Well, I don’t know why I decided to talk about female psychopaths, but it started couple of days ago, when I watched Misery, which I loved and I had no idea that it was based on a Stephen King’s novel, until I decided to google it. I was speechless by the whole plot. Literally! I’ve ordered the book and now it’s on my hands and I can’t wait to start reading it. I’m so excited.
Anyway, why people think that women are not able of commiting terrible crimes? Why do men think that we are soft and pure? I didn’t start to wonder out of the blue, yesterday I watched Criminal Minds (blowmind!) and as they kept investigating, they said that this torture couldn’t have been commited by a woman, just because it’s so cruel and females don’t do that sort of things. They said, that women decide to end their victim’s life with not so painful means, like drowing, or giving them pills and stuff. Then, Misery and Gone Girl or Sharp Objects came to mind, which all underline the female dark side.
And then I found Flynn’s quote, which explains everything…