I really got tired of it all. I was angry about the johns. - Aileen Wuornos
kill all johns, pimps and rapists
Can I just say how incredibly fucked up this is? This is a mentally ill woman who was repeatedly raped and abused, who committed (IIRC) seven murders, and you’re tagging the post with “kickass women” while using her to make some stupid little point about…what? Misandry? The inherent wrongness of sex work?
Fuck you. This is a real woman who experienced horrible trauma—she’s not your ~Misandry~ mascot. If you gave one flying fuck about traumatized women, including those who have been abused as sex workers, you’d show her more compassion.
(And no, I’m not condoning serial murder, so don’t even start.)
know why i tagged that with “kickass women”?
because aileen wuornos IS ONE.
she survived all the rape and abuse of her childhood, only to escape that and find herself being raped and abused again.
she survived that, and even after all that, she was still able to fall in love, which i think is pretty fucking kickass. she sacrificed her life for this love of her girlfriend, and i think that’s pretty kickass too.
aileen wuornos is not a murderer. aileen wuornos killed rapists as they were trying to rape her. that’s self-defense in my book.
trying to condemn her for what? not laying back and enjoying being raped like a good girl should?
is pretty fucking disgusting, if you ask me.
aileen wuornos is a hero, and yes, a kickass woman.
I went into more detail about this bullshit here, so if you can get over yourself long enough to digest it, knock yourself out.
But honestly? You don’t belong in feminism, you fucking piece of garbage.
And that bolded was super triggering, given that I’m one of the ones who laid back and took it (not “enjoyed it,” because that’s not actually possible), so thanks for that.
So apparently a lot of shit has gone down on an image/quotation that I posted, slightly feel like I was in some way a catalyst for this so I figured I’d give my two cents.
Aileen Wuornos suffered horrifically through her life, there is no denying that. But she is most definitely not a role model, especially not for rape/abuse survivors.
She was a murderer. A multiple murderer. And she admitted that the murders she committed was not in self-defence or because she was in any way exacting revenge for her past abuse - but because she wanted their money. Here’s another quote from Aileen:
"I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I’ve hated humans for a long time.”
She killed them in order to rob them. Not to exact some revenge fantasy.
Also, if she’s your hero for being a rape and abuse survivor, remember what she said to the jury that convicted her:
May your wife and children get raped, right in the ass.
Not my idea of a hero.
People really need to learn their facts before they just say stuff.