Women only feel hatred, disgust and rage for
After reading Dr. Tana Dineen's opinion article ("Homicide
Blond," Jan. 3), I felt offended her ideas had even made it
Dr. Dineen believes that a part of women "envies the remarkable
erotic power that (Karla Homolka) exudes."
Even reading that statement made me feel nauseous. How could I
possibly envy a woman who used her "erotic power" to torture,
enslave and eventually kill young innocent girls?
That one of Dr. Dineen's fellow psychologists actually admitted
that his "dream date" would be spent with Karla is that
much more disheartening.
Is our society really that twisted that men are seduced by this
diseased woman and that women themselves are intrigued by her?
I believe that she is the mastermind behind all the atrocities
committed by her and Paul Bernardo, but this does not fascinate
me. It scares me that she has so much control.
I sincerely hope that Dr. Dineen's views are limited to very few
as this would mean that so many of us would be susceptible to this
control that she possesses.
All I feel for Karla is hatred, disgust and rage. I am sure that,
as women, the mothers of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French feel
the same way.
Jessica Duffy, Ottawa
(Illustration by Tammy Hoy, The Ottawa Citizen)