Because I think we—writers, usually male—are often tone-deaf when it comes to violence, body count, and what that means or what the consequences are. A way that really says something, or sends a message, about gendered violence, rather than just doing these discrete stories over and over again about mutilated women and male killers.
What do we get out of these stories?
Are there other, major elements of the trope that you find too common? AS: Who often appears to be an idealized version of the person they want to be with, or virginal.
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CM: Which, obviously, is a complicated thing because in my book, my childhood best friend did have a somewhat secret life in the sex industry and I grappled with even including details about that for fear of appearing exploitative. I tried to include multiple perspectives in the storytelling, and include some of my interior observations on questioning what I was going after, in the sections of the book where I was researching her time as a stripper in Vegas. On the one hand, writing about virginal female victims is inauthentic, and writing about female victims and their sex life produces knee-jerk reactions, too.
CM: It had a ton of twists! The short version is my childhood best friend was murdered in —I was 21 at the time and just starting my career in journalism. The case went unsolved for years and I wondered if maybe, one day, if I ever got the confidence, resources, you name it…I could focus my energies on finding out what happened to her. Then in , I learned a man had been arrested for her murder and was connected to three other victims and would be on trial in LA.
CM: I really had no idea how to do it, so I just started slowly asking for advice from experienced reporters I knew around the office—people who had interacted with police and the courts.
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Then I went out to Los Angeles for the first time—which was very intense—and I attended a court hearing and saw the alleged killer for the first time. Again, very, very intense. That was eleven years ago. I look back on that and just think I was so young. AS: What kind of reactions did you get from friends or family, while you were writing and researching?
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CM: It was really all over the place. Some friends of hers wanted to talk at first, then later disappeared. Some interpreters say that the same dream could mean that he is spending his wealth on some pervert. If a person sees himself as carrying a dead person in a normal way it means he will either obey and follow the ruler of the time or he will take upon himself some of his responsibilities. Embracing a Dead Person Dream Explanation — If a person sees a dead persons embracing him, squeezing him or killing him it means he will attain a good old age. Washing the dead Dream Explanation — Undertaker If one sees a deceased person washing himself before burial in a dream, it means relief for one's dependents and increase of their wealth after him.
Washing a deceased person in a dream means that someone will repent at the hand of the undertaker. If a deceased person asks someone to wash his clothing in a dream, it means that he needs someone to pray for him, or to intercede on his behalf before his Lord, or pay charity for the benefit of his soul, or to satisfy his debts, or to fulfill his will, or to seek justice for his death. Washing the dead Dream Explanation — If one does wash the garment of the deceased person in the dream, it means the redemption of that person.
Washing a deceased person with boiling water in a dream means that the latter is suffering in hell-fire. Also see Grave digger; Hot water; Ritual bath; Undertaker Mourning the dead Dream Explanation — See Lamenting Speaking to the Dead Dream Explanation — If a person sees himself as asking a dead person about anything regarding the dead persons or anothers condition then the answer of the dead person will be true to its word- whether good or bad- for the dead person dwells in the world of truthfulness ie.
Akhirah as opposed to the world of falsehood ie dunya. Thus, he does not speak a lie in whatever report he gives.
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Rising of the dead Dream Explanation — Resurrection Seeing the rising of all the dead on the Day of Judgment in a dream represents people attending to their daily business and seeking profits where some will win while others will lose. Also see Resurrection Digging the Grave of a Dead Person Dream Explanation — If a person sees himself digging the grave of a dead person who is known to him it means he will follow in his footsteps in worldly as well as religious matters.
If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed. Entering an Unknown House with the Dead Dream Explanation — Entering an unknown house in the company of a dead person means he will die soon and thus join the dead person.
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Giving the Dead Roti, Bread or a Ring Dream Explanation — It means a son will be born to him and he will die, or if he is wealthy he will lose his wealth. Woman Dream Explanation — A fat woman in a dream represents a prosperous year. Seeing an unknown woman in a dream has better connotations than seeing a woman one knows.
A young woman in a dream represents an enemy. An old woman in a dream represents the world.
If one sees his wife looking like a man in a dream, she then represents his grandfather, or she could represent prosperity for that family. If one sees his wife carrying him in a dream, it means that he may fall sick, or perhaps that he may become rich. Seeing a female of unknown species in a dream means loss of money Woman Dream Explanation — Beads; Garden; Glass; Pearls; Ribs; Silver; World A beautiful looking woman in a dream represents a year of comfort, peace and prosperity.
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