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‘Deadly Women’ no lie

“Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History” by Tori Telfer. Harper Perennial, 2017. $15.99.

When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy.

But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender? The narrative we’re comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, “There are no female serial killers.”

I picked this book on a whim, my eye caught by the bold title. I don’t read much nonfiction, but this book seemed straightforward enough that I could pick up a few new facts before the next season of Netflix’s Making a Murderer came out. What I wasn’t expecting was a thoughtful and witty book

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‘Mother Teresa’ of ex-inmates helps women deal with life after prison

Each time Mo Korchinski was released from jail for trafficking drugs, she was handed a bus ticket and her belongings in a small plastic bag.

She had no identification, no home and was anxious. With nowhere to go she went back to the only life she knew. She headed straight for the Downtown Eastside to buy crack.

Like many newly released prisoners, she returned to dealing drugs, a crime that inevitably landed her back behind bars. In and out of jail numerous times, her life was a revolving door of getting high, busted and locked up. Her last spin was 11 years ago.

Now an author, filmmaker and social worker, Korchinski knows how difficult it is to navigate life in those first few days. So she has made it her life’s work to help other women bridge the gap between prison and life on the outside.

Shortly after her last release, she joined a

Read more at: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/mother-teresa-of-ex-inmates-helps-women-deal-with-life-after-prison

‘Mother Teresa’ of ex-inmates helps women deal with life after prison …

Each time Mo Korchinski was released from jail for trafficking drugs, she was handed a bus ticket and her belongings in a small plastic bag.

She had no identification, no home and was anxious. With nowhere to go she went back to the only life she knew. She headed straight for the Downtown Eastside to buy crack.

Like many newly released prisoners, she returned to dealing drugs, a crime that inevitably landed her back behind bars. In and out of jail numerous times, her life was a revolving door of getting high, busted and locked up. Her last spin was 11 years ago.

Now an author, filmmaker and social worker, Korchinski knows how difficult it is to navigate life in those first few days. So she has made it her life’s work to help other women bridge the gap between prison and life on the outside.

Shortly after her last release, she joined a

Read more at: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/mother-teresa-of-ex-inmates-helps-women-deal-with-life-after-prison

Native women use innovative methods to raise awareness of missing, murdered Indigenous women

Marita Growing Thunder read a letter to her murdered aunt. Her aunt taught her how to make dresses. She should still be here today.

Tearing up while she spoke, Growing Thunder remembered her aunt’s life and the last moment she saw her. She often thinks about that last moment, she said, because she never wants to forget her aunt as others have.

Growing Thunder read this letter at an Indigenous Feminisms event at the University of Washington Intellectual House, an event space on campus dedicated to increasing Native student success at UW.

Dian Million, associate professor of American Indian studies at UW, and Luana Ross, professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at UW, help plan the Indigenous Feminisms series. This series is intended to elevate the voices of Indigenous women because the lives of those women are silenced, said Casey Wynecoop, assistant director of the Intellectual House. Growing Thunder spoke at the

Read more at: http://www.realchangenews.org/2017/12/13/native-women-use-innovative-methods-raise-awareness-missing-murdered-indigenous-women

Native women use innovative methods to raise awareness of …

Marita Growing Thunder read a letter to her murdered aunt. Her aunt taught her how to make dresses. She should still be here today.

Tearing up while she spoke, Growing Thunder remembered her aunt’s life and the last moment she saw her. She often thinks about that last moment, she said, because she never wants to forget her aunt as others have.

Growing Thunder read this letter at an Indigenous Feminisms event at the University of Washington Intellectual House, an event space on campus dedicated to increasing Native student success at UW.

Dian Million, associate professor of American Indian studies at UW, and Luana Ross, professor of gender, women and sexuality studies at UW, help plan the Indigenous Feminisms series. This series is intended to elevate the voices of Indigenous women because the lives of those women are silenced, said Casey Wynecoop, assistant director of the Intellectual House. Growing Thunder spoke at the

Read more at: http://www.realchangenews.org/2017/12/13/native-women-use-innovative-methods-raise-awareness-missing-murdered-indigenous-women

Coroner reserves rulings in deaths of Erie County women

No signs of foul play found on the bodies of a Girard Township woman found on Saturday and a Franklin Township woman found Sunday.

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said he is reserving his ruling on the deaths of two western Erie County women whose bodies were found over the weekend after each was reported missing last week.

Cook said Monday that he is reserving his rulings in the deaths of 39-year-old Christine A. Spohn and 35-year-old Kathleen A. Robin until more information is received. He said, however, that no signs of foul play were found on Spohn, whose body was recovered in Girard Township on Saturday afternoon, or on Robin, whose body was recovered in Franklin Township early Sunday afternoon.

The Pennsylvania State Police said Monday that the deaths of Spohn and Robin are not connected.

State police in Girard reported late Friday

Read more at: http://www.goerie.com/news/20171211/coroner-reserves-rulings-in-deaths-of-erie-county-women

Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ Features Women Speaking Up About Sexual Assault & They’re ‘Silence Breakers,’ Too

Though it’s a trend that’s been on the rise for the last couple of years, 2017 proved that true crime is here to stay. And while millions tuned into Serial and marathoned Making a Murderer, one true crime show flew a little more under the radar because it approached the topic differently. Netflix’s The Keepers used the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik as an entrance point to uncovering the alleged sexual abuse at Keough High School that many suspect played a role in why she was killed. In the vast majority of true crime shows, the victims are a mere footnote — but The Keepers‘ strong focus on the victims sets it apart and makes the series the most important crime documentary of 2017. And, though it came a few months before the wave of sexual assault allegations against powerful men, the

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/netflixs-the-keepers-features-women-speaking-up-about-sexual-assault-theyre-silence-breakers-too-61263

Vanished: Search for five women missing in Tacoma includes possibility of a serial killer

TACOMA — The discovery of a partial human skull last month in a wooded area in East Pierce County has reignited interest in solving some long-term missing persons cases.

Investigators won’t know if the skull fragment is from a man or a woman until DNA test results are complete.

“Anytime there are human remains found in the state, loved ones of missing persons from around the state and sometimes bordering states will reach out and make sure that we are making that comparison and ruling out or checking on their loved ones,” said Carrie Gordon with the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit.

There are more than 1,800 missing persons statewide and 146 of those are women in Pierce County.

Investigators are taking a regional approach to try to solve these cases because serial offenders don’t pay attention to law enforcement jurisdictions.

They are starting in Tacoma where five women and teens

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/11/29/vanished-search-for-five-women-missing-in-tacoma-includes-possibility-of-a-serial-killer/

Vanished: Search for five women missing in Tacoma includes …

TACOMA — The discovery of a partial human skull last month in a wooded area in East Pierce County has reignited interest in solving some long-term missing persons cases.

Investigators won’t know if the skull fragment is from a man or a woman until DNA test results are complete.

“Anytime there are human remains found in the state, loved ones of missing persons from around the state and sometimes bordering states will reach out and make sure that we are making that comparison and ruling out or checking on their loved ones,” said Carrie Gordon with the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit.

There are more than 1,800 missing persons statewide and 146 of those are women in Pierce County.

Investigators are taking a regional approach to try to solve these cases because serial offenders don’t pay attention to law enforcement jurisdictions.

They are starting

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/11/29/vanished-search-for-five-women-missing-in-tacoma-includes-possibility-of-a-serial-killer/

Vanished: Search for 5 women missing in Tacoma includes …

TACOMA — The discovery of a partial human skull last month in a wooded area in East Pierce County has reignited interest in solving some long-term missing persons cases.

Investigators won’t know if the skull fragment is from a man or a woman until DNA test results are complete.

“Anytime there are human remains found in the state, loved ones of missing persons from around the state and sometimes bordering states will reach out and make sure that we are making that comparison and ruling out or checking on their loved ones,” said Carrie Gordon with the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit.

There are more than 1,800 missing persons statewide and 146 of those are women in Pierce County.

Investigators are taking a regional approach to try to solve these cases because serial offenders don’t pay attention to law enforcement jurisdictions.

They are starting

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/11/29/vanished-search-for-five-women-missing-in-tacoma-includes-possibility-of-a-serial-killer/