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They Had it Coming: The Troubled Life of Aileen Wuornos

*Trigger Warning*: Sexual abuse, child abuse

Aileen Wuornos is known as the “Damsel of Death”, the “Highway Hooker from Hell”, among many other monstrous titles. Taking a step back these names and claims of her maniacal murders were all given by men. Most documentaries about Wuornos were directed, produced, and written by men. Her story would be perceived drastically different if someone telling her story was a women and better yet a sex worker.

Her traumatic childhood is often left out of her story but shows the many layers she contains and abuse she endured. She never met her father who was in prison before she was born serving time for kidnapping and sodomizing a child. Her mother abandoned her and her brother who were eventually raised by her grandparents.

By 11 her grandfather had been molesting her for years and she began having sex with neighborhood boys including her brother. She would have sex in return for cigarettes and spare change. By 13 she became pregnant and delivers the baby at a house for unwed mothers. Her son is given up for adoption immediately. At 15 she drops out of high school and hitchhikes from Michigan down to Florida supporting herself through sex work.

At 20 she has a 9 month marriage to a 69 year old wealthy yacht club president. He claims she beat him with his cane and annulled the marriage. The next 10 years Wuornos finds herself in and out jail for robbing, car theft, forgery, resisting arrest, and obstruction of peace.

The film “Monster” by Director Stacy Jenkins begins telling Wuornos story at this stage right before she meets her girlfriend Tyria Moore. She begins killing abusive clients and robbing them to support her new lover. This film did an excellent job at humanizing Aileen Wuornos and showing her side of the story. Her claims in court of being sexually and physically abused by her victims fell silent in real life but were vocalized and expressed in this film. I believe this film differs so much from the others and shows Wuornos in a different light because it was created mostly by women.

A Critical Analysis of Retail Cannabis Marketing and Youth

Quinton Miller, Public Relations Major, MDST 485, January 30th, 2021, Post #3 Type #3

Parents of you social media As untrustworthy in the likes of influences on the children. My mother, in fact, did not approve of the possible exposure to different products online. She would fear me ordering weapons, drugs and coming involved in various online communities. My online empoxy business was prevented from creating Facebook ads because it mentioned that knives could be molded out of epoxy for sale. It mentioned in the rejection statements that drugs and weapons were not allowed for paid promotion. Once I removed the items and wording, they reassessed the page and pushed my ads through. This personal experience provides insight to the adversity social media marketing has combat and it’s endeavor to reach new audiences.

Cannabis media groups use educated speakers to spread ideas to specific audience groups here’s an example of a featured guest for an event coming in June of 2021: https://www.instagram.com/p/CN21m-HLOMP/?igshid=jhua7d7nwcnc

The light shun by cannabis companies are reaching adolescence in states where retail cannabis is legal. This is casting an unsavory image on the objectives these these companies. Similar adversities were faced with the advertisement of tobacco products. We know what the result of that was. Tobacco products are no longer allowed to be advertised. Mainly because they seem to target young audiences. The strategy with this was simple, if you find younger people they will become addicted, buy the product longer and result in long term consumers. The cannabis industry could use previous data and examples like these type of studies in order to avoid the same market mistakes of cigarette companies before their ads were banned.

Buying Both Marijuana and Cigarettes are Like Literally Burning Your Money. The Youth Shouldn’t Be Distracted With It.

Not only does this article include part of a survey in which marketing analytics of retail cannabis sales are compiled by use, it also involves tools with the most reach potential. Of those tools, Facebook is at the top of the list. Unfortunately, younger users are at the forefront of the study. I would imagine that the online marketing tools allow for age range options for target audiences desired to be reached. If not, it is imperative to urge social media restrictions of users who do not fit age range to view Cannabis related content. There may also be youth who are dishonest about their ages online. This source will show parents that mistakes can be fixed. It illustrates integrity and maturity for the business’s market.

What other ways do you think Cannabis’s inevitable legalization can be geared in the right direction? Here’s a link to the @MinorityCannabis Instagram post where panelists can contribute questions that will be answered such as these. Will you click to have your input heard?: https://www.instagram.com/p/CN2nzA_r24I/?igshid=u8b9lhqfis9g

Whitehill, J.M., Mareno M.A. (2020) Exposure to Cannabis Marketing in Social Media and Traditional Media and Past-Year Use Among Adolescents in States With Legal Retail Cannabis, Journal of Adolescent, Volume 66, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 247-254 Health Retrieved from: https://doi-org.mtrproxy.mnpals.net/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.08.024