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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    Subject: Re: Life and Death
    Date: Jul 7, 2005
    Sender: MonicaPrevious | Next

    my thoughts upon this comment are it is true that Aileen, even though a killer did what she had to do in order to survive in such a cruel world, she was yet another victim of an unfairly ruled system. What would you have thought if someone you knew was put in the same situation as Aileen? Would't you fight for them not to be executed for those they have murdered? Wouldn't you want their lives to be spared? That is exactly what is wrong with today's society, we all have bad thoughts of other peoples actions but yet when it happen to someone we know we have something to say about it to defend that person. What, those whom you don't know aren't allowed to make those decisions yet when it comes to someoen close to you they are only doing it as an act of defence and have the right too? A tip for those who beieve Aileen as a "monster", put your friends or yourself in the same position and think to yourselves "would i have done that to survive?" Next time you hear on the news that there is another serial killer do the research first and then judge because you should never judge a book by its cover. Nick Broomfield looked past Aileen's cover and found the true story and shouldn't be critizied for doing the right thing and reading the book. The only thing Nick Broomfield is guilty of is learning the truth before judging what the police has portrayed Aileen as, a "monster". I might be a meer teenager but sometimes you need a different pair of eyes to look with, then with the eyes of ignorant people.

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    Response to this comment:
    Life and Death

    Despite media portrayal of Aileen as a "Monster", this film shines a different light. People think that because of the things she did that she was heartless, but I view Aileen Wuornos as someone who just never had a chance. She did some bad things, that to her, were just survival skills. The U.S. government has no right to play God, deciding who lives or dies. In the end, her desicion to drop her appeals was an claiming to have been a cold-blooded killer were obvioius attempts to end her stay on Florida's infamous "Murder Row". Aileen was just another victim of the system and Nick Broomfield should not be criticized for his film because of the sympathetic overture- he only captured what was in that lens. If you felt sympathy, perhaps it was coming from somewhere else: your heart.






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  • Aileen, Serial Killer   from Jacqueline, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from s.t, Sep 21, 2005
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from hgjgk, Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from gary, Jan 21, 2007
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from Brenda, Jan 23, 2007
  • Monster killer   from Steve Cote, Jul 22, 2004
  • Re: Monster killer   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Monster killer   from , May 4, 2006
  • Life and Death   from Nichol Hoy, Oct 5, 2004
  • » Re: Life and Death «   from Monica, Jul 7, 2005
  • Re: Life and Death   from , Oct 30, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from , Oct 5, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from gina, Apr 11, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from kim, Apr 16, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from sierra, Feb 13, 2007
  • according to the movie   from re wo, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: according to the movie   from Niki, Jan 23, 2005
  • Re: according to the movie   from Katarina Head, Feb 28, 2005
  • Re: according to the movie   from sherry, Mar 28, 2006
  • wow   from amelia lodrife, Nov 27, 2004
  • She is so ugly.   from Nikkie, Nov 30, 2004
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Feb 27, 2005
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Sarah, Apr 13, 2005
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Feb 13, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Mar 1, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from MichaelByrne, Aug 13, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from hubbabubba, Jan 8, 2007
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: OMG   from -, May 22, 2005
  • Re: OMG   from , May 9, 2006
  • why   from Josh, May 29, 2005
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Andrew, Mar 31, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from jenn, Apr 16, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Tanisha, Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from elke, May 21, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from clare, Aug 13, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from jesy, Jul 20, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from helen, Oct 1, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Its our fault.   from Roxana, Dec 20, 2004
  • Re: Its our fault.   from GLORY, May 18, 2005
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Tony, Oct 13, 2005
  • Re: Its our fault.   from valencia( a conceerned citizen, Nov 6, 2005
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Jason, Jan 14, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Tanisha, Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Beth, Mar 8, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from ann, Mar 28, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from , Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from kevin, Sep 15, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from elmo-part 2, Mar 28, 2007
  • Re: Its our fault.   from elmo, Mar 28, 2007
  • [no subject]   from laura, Dec 27, 2004
  • Re: [no subject]   from , Feb 27, 2005
  • Aileen   from Joey, Jul 21, 2005
  • Re: Aileen   from , Aug 2, 2005
  • Re: Aileen   from june, Mar 11, 2006
  • defending herself   from sandra, Aug 13, 2005
  • Re: defending herself   from Sherry, Sep 13, 2005
  • Re: defending herself   from Valencia, Nov 6, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Sep 13, 2005
  • what of selby   from Raj, Oct 11, 2005
  • Re: what of selby   from Rob Willis, Oct 25, 2005
  • Re: what of selby   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • I want to visit her grave to Aileen W. Help me!   from Marie Molvaer, Aug 31, 2006
  • Re: what of selby   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from halima, Oct 11, 2005
  • Re: IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from RAULIIII, Feb 13, 2006
  • Re: IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from Joan Palmer, Oct 9, 2006
  • i can't blame her   from Rosio, Aug 2, 2006
  • im glad she did it   from hannah, Oct 22, 2005
  • My heroe   from Maxi Fernandez, Nov 12, 2005
  • Re: My hero   from Joan Palmer, Oct 9, 2006
  • [no subject]   from 24 carots, Jan 20, 2006
  • May her soul rest in peace..   from Pam, Jan 31, 2006
  • May her soul rest in peace..   from Pam, Jan 31, 2006
  • Re: May her soul rest in peace..   from Truth Teller, Dec 3, 2006
  • What if...   from Sarah, Feb 15, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from Joe, Feb 16, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: What if...   from Beth, Mar 8, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from connie, Mar 18, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from , Mar 28, 2006
  • aileen life and death   from amanda, Feb 22, 2006
  • aileen life and death and the real truth   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: aileen life and death   from , Apr 22, 2006
  • Aileen Wuornos, un ser enfermo de dolor!   from M—nica, Mar 15, 2006
  • about A.Wuornos...from France   from jacques GUILBERT, May 8, 2006
  • Re: about A.Wuornos...from France   from Julie, Jul 27, 2006
  • [no subject]   from April, Jul 10, 2006
  • monster.   from amber, Jul 27, 2006
  • " It's a shame"   from Lakeisha Lynall, Aug 13, 2006
  • The monsters are the ones that hurt her   from Jackie, Sep 19, 2006
  • Re: The monsters are the ones that hurt her   from Bonnie, May 2, 2007
  • Re: The monsters are the ones that hurt her   from Casey S, Oct 17, 2008
  • aileens a psycho   from blahblahblah, Oct 5, 2006
  • Aileen Wiernos "Monster".   from Joan Palmer, Oct 9, 2006
  • aileen   from victor kruger, Oct 30, 2006
  • Aileen Wuornos   from Rachel, Nov 16, 2006
  • Aileen was a whore   from Madonna, Dec 28, 2006
  • Re: Aileen was a whore   from Cindy Looper, Dec 31, 2006
  • Aileen   from LKS, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: Aileen   from SHEI, May 3, 2007
  • i cant belive!!   from bianca mendez, Feb 19, 2007
  • mental health   from QPUBLIC, Feb 24, 2008
  • [no subject]   from , Sep 6, 2008
  • Aileen, Serial Killer   from Jacqueline, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from s.t, Sep 21, 2005
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from hgjgk, Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from gary, Jan 21, 2007
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Aileen, Serial Killer   from Brenda, Jan 23, 2007
  • Monster killer   from Steve Cote, Jul 22, 2004
  • Re: Monster killer   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Monster killer   from , May 4, 2006
  • Life and Death   from Nichol Hoy, Oct 5, 2004
  • » Re: Life and Death «   from Monica, Jul 7, 2005
  • Re: Life and Death   from , Oct 30, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from , Oct 5, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from gina, Apr 11, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from kim, Apr 16, 2006
  • Re: Life and Death   from sierra, Feb 13, 2007
  • according to the movie   from re wo, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: according to the movie   from Niki, Jan 23, 2005
  • Re: according to the movie   from Katarina Head, Feb 28, 2005
  • Re: according to the movie   from sherry, Mar 28, 2006
  • wow   from amelia lodrife, Nov 27, 2004
  • She is so ugly.   from Nikkie, Nov 30, 2004
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Feb 27, 2005
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Sarah, Apr 13, 2005
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Feb 13, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Mar 1, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from MichaelByrne, Aug 13, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from hubbabubba, Jan 8, 2007
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from , Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: OMG   from -, May 22, 2005
  • Re: OMG   from , May 9, 2006
  • why   from Josh, May 29, 2005
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Andrew, Mar 31, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from jenn, Apr 16, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Tanisha, Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from elke, May 21, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from clare, Aug 13, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from jesy, Jul 20, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from helen, Oct 1, 2006
  • Re: She is so ugly.   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Its our fault.   from Roxana, Dec 20, 2004
  • Re: Its our fault.   from GLORY, May 18, 2005
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Tony, Oct 13, 2005
  • Re: Its our fault.   from valencia( a conceerned citizen, Nov 6, 2005
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Jason, Jan 14, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Tanisha, Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Beth, Mar 8, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from ann, Mar 28, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from , Apr 22, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from kevin, Sep 15, 2006
  • Re: Its our fault.   from elmo-part 2, Mar 28, 2007
  • Re: Its our fault.   from elmo, Mar 28, 2007
  • [no subject]   from laura, Dec 27, 2004
  • Re: [no subject]   from , Feb 27, 2005
  • Aileen   from Joey, Jul 21, 2005
  • Re: Aileen   from , Aug 2, 2005
  • Re: Aileen   from june, Mar 11, 2006
  • defending herself   from sandra, Aug 13, 2005
  • Re: defending herself   from Sherry, Sep 13, 2005
  • Re: defending herself   from Valencia, Nov 6, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Sep 13, 2005
  • what of selby   from Raj, Oct 11, 2005
  • Re: what of selby   from Rob Willis, Oct 25, 2005
  • Re: what of selby   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • I want to visit her grave to Aileen W. Help me!   from Marie Molvaer, Aug 31, 2006
  • Re: what of selby   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from halima, Oct 11, 2005
  • Re: IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from RAULIIII, Feb 13, 2006
  • Re: IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: IM SO SORRY FOR HER   from Joan Palmer, Oct 9, 2006
  • i can't blame her   from Rosio, Aug 2, 2006
  • im glad she did it   from hannah, Oct 22, 2005
  • My heroe   from Maxi Fernandez, Nov 12, 2005
  • Re: My hero   from Joan Palmer, Oct 9, 2006
  • [no subject]   from 24 carots, Jan 20, 2006
  • May her soul rest in peace..   from Pam, Jan 31, 2006
  • May her soul rest in peace..   from Pam, Jan 31, 2006
  • Re: May her soul rest in peace..   from Truth Teller, Dec 3, 2006
  • What if...   from Sarah, Feb 15, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from Joe, Feb 16, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from Saundra, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: What if...   from Beth, Mar 8, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from , Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from connie, Mar 18, 2006
  • Re: What if...   from , Mar 28, 2006
  • aileen life and death   from amanda, Feb 22, 2006
  • aileen life and death and the real truth   from Leslie, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: aileen life and death   from , Apr 22, 2006
  • Aileen Wuornos, un ser enfermo de dolor!   from M—nica, Mar 15, 2006
  • about A.Wuornos...from France   from jacques GUILBERT, May 8, 2006
  • Re: about A.Wuornos...from France   from Julie, Jul 27, 2006
  • [no subject]   from April, Jul 10, 2006
  • monster.   from amber, Jul 27, 2006
  • " It's a shame"   from Lakeisha Lynall, Aug 13, 2006
  • The monsters are the ones that hurt her   from Jackie, Sep 19, 2006
  • Re: The monsters are the ones that hurt her   from Bonnie, May 2, 2007
  • Re: The monsters are the ones that hurt her   from Casey S, Oct 17, 2008
  • aileens a psycho   from blahblahblah, Oct 5, 2006
  • Aileen Wiernos "Monster".   from Joan Palmer, Oct 9, 2006
  • aileen   from victor kruger, Oct 30, 2006
  • Aileen Wuornos   from Rachel, Nov 16, 2006
  • Aileen was a whore   from Madonna, Dec 28, 2006
  • Re: Aileen was a whore   from Cindy Looper, Dec 31, 2006
  • Aileen   from LKS, Feb 10, 2007
  • Re: Aileen   from SHEI, May 3, 2007
  • i cant belive!!   from bianca mendez, Feb 19, 2007
  • mental health   from QPUBLIC, Feb 24, 2008
  • [no subject]   from , Sep 6, 2008