Why Women Love True Crime

True crime shows and podcasts deal with gruesome and traumatic murders in which women are overwhelmingly the victims—so why is the audience for these shows also overwhelmingly female? Shows like Making A Murderer and I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, and podcasts like My Favorite Murder and Serial are all created by women, for women. This media provides women with a feeling that they’re being educated on how to escape a killer, while connecting with communities of like-minded women who can support and care for each other.