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Current True Crime Afficionados - Are they men or women?

Discussion in 'Crime' started by shellyg, Aug 31, 2018.

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Which one are you?

  1. Female

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Gender unspecified female

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Female pretending to be a male. I have my reasons!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Male

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  5. Gender unspecified male

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Male pretending to be a female.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. shellyg

    shellyg Community Leader

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    Overwhelmingly, it's women.

    Women are the main consumers of true crime, from podcasts, books, documentaries to browsing crime forums. Why?

    It teaches women survival skills. (Ted Bundy killed at least 30 of us)
    It allows women to tap into their revenge and anger fantasies without actually hurting anybody.
    Women aren't as squeamish over blood.
    They're attracted to the dark side of the human psyche they don't understand. (Know your enemy)
    Many women know what it's like to live in fear. (Exposure therapy)
    They're f***ing addicts. (Think of an adrenaline hit of terror but in a controlled environment, scary but safe)
    Women are more empathetic towards victims. (It has more relevance)

    https://www.fhm.com/posts/women-true-crime-152052

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/...st/201206/which-sex-favors-true-crime-stories

    Just saying, women might know a bit more about the subject than many men think they do. Are you surprised?
     
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  2. shellyg

    shellyg Community Leader

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    Thanks in advance, for participating in yet another one of my polls. x
     
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  3. Badge666

    Badge666 Debutant

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    My interest in True Crime began as a teenager reading the original .old American " True Detective" series magazines which covered sensational stories from America . They were imported and cost nearly 6 bucks per copy 35 years ago -a fortune. I then progressed to library hard cover books.
    In true crime stories I found stranger twists of fate and revelations of the human mind than any fiction author could dare to dream of.
    Charles Whitman, Ed Gein, Charlie Starkweather, Kansas City Massacre, Pretty Boy Floyd, the betrayal and execution of Dillinger...I could go on and on.
    I don't for a minute accept the proposition that more females than men have an interest in True crime, you only have to look at the correspondents to these Big Footy Crime forums who seem to be overwhelmingly male ,-albeit with a few cross dressing transvestites undoubtedly thrown in.
    Vote one MALE.
    Do it for the Badger.
     
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  4. shellyg

    shellyg Community Leader

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    It's true Badger the girls just haven't got here yet. You know why? Because there's too many guys! :tearsofjoy:
     
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