Episode 12: My Cold, Dead, Misandrist Heart

Porscha and Lisa share stories that will soothe and stoke your cold, dead, misandrist hearts. First, professional poisoner Giulia Tofana makes a killing selling arsenic-laced cosmetics as a way for women to escape their arranged marriages in 17th century Italy. In the second story, controversial Pakistani model and social media activist Qandeel Baloch is murdered in an “honor killing” after exposing the true colors of a religious leader. Theme: The Patriarchy Made Me Do It. 


Carlton, Genevieve. “Meet The Woman Who Poisoned Makeup To Help Over 600 Women Murder Their Husbands.” Ranker, Ranker, 30 Nov. 2017, www.ranker.com/list/life-of-giulia-tofana/genevieve-carlton.

Dash, Mike. “Aqua Tofana: Slow-Poisoning and Husband-Killing in 17th Century Italy.” A Blast From The Past, 6 Apr. 2015, mikedashhistory.com/2015/04/06/aqua-tofana-slow-poisoning-and-husband-killing-in-17th-century-italy/.

“Giulia Tofana.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Sept. 2016, 16:41, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulia_Tofana.

“In The Name of Honour.” Undercover Asia S4, Channel NewsAsia, 15 June 2017, www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/undercover-asia-s4/in-the-name-of-honour-8957890.

“The Killing of Qandeel Baloch: One Year On.” BBC Stories, 15 July 2017, www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-40596268/the-killing-of-qandeel-baloch-one-year-on.

Too Macabre Ladies