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THIS BOOK INCORPORATES 4 SMALL BOOKS I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS. IT INCLUDES: WSK OF THE 17th CENTURY, WOMEN MURDERERS OF THE 18th CENTURY, WSK OF THE 19th CENTURY, WSK OF THE 20th CENTURY.
Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn’t she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?
Yet, history is full of instrumentally violent women: women who have fought wars and battles throughout the world, with no less ferociousness than men, women such as Dynamis of Bosphorous, who starved her husband to death and took control of his kingdom, or Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in the 5th century, who conducted a brilliant but brutal military campaign against the Greeks.
Mary Tudor, Queen Mary 1 of England, in 1553 became known as “Bloody Mary,” for her extreme cruelty and willingness to execute people. In modern times, women such as Madame Mao of China (1914-1991) the wife of Mao Tse-tung, who it is believed was the driving force behind the Chinese Cultural Revolution, of which she was the Deputy Director. During this 10-year period, intellectuals were imprisoned and many Eastern and Western sources have estimated the death toll from 1966-1969 alone to be around 500,000. Leaders such as Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, and the United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton are all equally as ruthless as their male counterparts. A grave misconception is that female serial killers are rare creatures, that they are not very common, a myth perpetuated by both the press and popular media. Women Serial Killers are not a phenomenon unique to the late twentieth century, nor are they exclusive to America. The case histories of the killers mentioned in these books clearly demonstrate that women serial killers have been active in many countries and for many centuries.