Trauma, Empathy, and The Hypocrisy of White Feminism

Last week I started writing essays again for the first time in over a decade. The response was overwhelmingly positive. I had been enveloped in a tidal wave of emotion after watching the salacious and intimate details of the murders of Shannan Watts, her unborn child, and her two living children put on display in Netflix’s American Murder: The Family Next Door. But why? Why the overwhelming personal response to THIS murder? Statistically speaking, women are more likely to be murdered by their intimate partners than by anyone else in their lives. In 2009, the U.S