Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered Themes

Karen Kilgariff
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True Crime

In their discussion of true crime, Karen and Georgia advocate for a change in how society thinks and talks about true crime. They examine how the language used to discuss violent crimes often propagates victim-blaming. Karen quotes Dr. Jackson Katz who demonstrates how passive language is reflective of a culture that inherently places blame on the victim, particularly in gender-based crimes: “We talk about how many women were raped last year, not about how many men raped women. We talk about how many girls in a school district were harassed last year, not about how many boys harassed girls. […] So you can see how the use of this passive voice has a political effect. It shifts the focus off men and boys and onto girls and women” (282).

Karen and Georgia are also honest about their own failings as true crime podcasters and how they have inadvertently contributed...

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