Why Do Women Stalk Women?
Not only do men stalk females, but women stalk them too.
Women have you ever been stalked by another woman? How about a woman who you knew? How would it feel to see an acquaintance, co-worker, neighbor everywhere you were showing devotion and affection towards you? Your visit to the grocery store, hair salon, public library, and receiving an intimate email, fancy gifts, or a friendly phone call?
Cases reported show that the majority of stalking crimes are done by males.
Guess what? Stalking isn’t limited to only by males, women stalk too, but only for different reasons.
A woman that stalks has a deep desire to establish a close, loving, and caring type of intimacy with her victim.
Female stalkers pursue victims that are known to them. The victim comes from a range of occupations. For example, it has been reported that the victims are professionals working in the medical field such as Psychiatry and Social Worker, however, teachers, legal practitioners, and neighbors aren’t excluded from being stalked.
In about forty-eight percent of the cases the victim was a former intimate partner. While only nineteen percent were victims encountered through other work-related areas. In addition, forty-eight percent were neighbors who were single and/or married.
For female victims, stalking can be a very traumatic experience because of the psychological, emotional, and physical trauma and harm that comes to the victim.
Stalked women can demonstrate some very common emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety that can persist long before and after the stalking ends. Also, it is very common for the victims of stalkers to place the blame on themselves, especially if the stalking may have contributed to the stalking from an established intimate and/or best friend relationship with the female stalker.
Police reports indicate that women are seldom prosecuted for stalking offenses. The evidence shows that stalking by women has yet to be viewed as a serious crime by the court system.
The most reported cases are found to be in California where most of the famous screen stars make their home. However, one doesn’t have to be a celebrity to be stalked in the 21st-century in these modern and technological times we live in.
You would think that receiving so much attention of admiration from a woman would make one feel very “special.” However, the opposite is felt. Trust me, its a very creepy feeling and the after affect is more ugly!
Stalking may consist of a series of legal actions such as calling the victim on the phone, sending gifts, or sending them emails.
There are different categories that Psychologist place women stalkers under. One type of stalking labeled the “vengeance” stalker. The motive is “to get even” with the victim whom the stalker perceives has done some wrong to them, or not accepting the stalkers lurid advances to move their relationship to the next level. However, the majority of women stalkers are intimacy-seekers who display delusional disorder involving erotomania thoughts and dreams.
Women are victims by their own gender. Psychiatric intervention is recommended in managing the underlying mental illness as a solution to the problem.
If you are a woman and you are experiencing stalking by your own gender DO NOT BLAME YOURSELF!!! Keep in mind that you “THE VICTIM” cannot control the stalker and the choices they make. Always maintain a vigilant watch and keep a journal of the incident and a cell phone handy. If your cell phone has a camera take a picture of the individual for your record. Go to places where there are people. Don’t visit the places alone. Bring family members and friends along. Notice I place emphasis on the plurals.
I personally experienced women stalking me and found that they don’t enjoy having their pictures taken. They hide their faces. Do this method enough and they get the idea. Sooner or later they will leave you alone!!!
GOOD LUCK and BE WELL!!!