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English: Femicide or Feminicide is broadly defined as the killing of women but definitions vary depending on the cultural context. Feminist author Diana E. H. Russell is one of the early pioneers of the term, and she currently defines the word as "the killing of females by males because they are females." Other feminists place emphasis on the intention or purpose of the act being directed at females specifically because they are female; others include the killing of females by females when the murder is done in the name of male-centered views. Most emphasize the idea that the murders are motivated, directly or indirectly, by misogynist and sexist motives. Oftentimes, the necessity of defining the murder of females separately from overall homicide is questioned. Opponents argue that over 80% of all murders are of men, so the term places too much emphasis on the less prevalent murder of females. An alternative term offered is gendercide which is more ambiguous and inclusive. However, feminists argue that the term gendercide perpetrates the taboo of the subject of the murder of females. Feminists also argue that the motives for femicide are vastly different than those for homicide. Instead of centering in street violence, much of femicide is centered within the home.
intentional killing or other violent deaths of females (women or girls) because of their gender
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manner of death,
violence against women,
violence against women
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Media in category "Femicide"
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- 8M en Paraná - Entre Ríos - Paula Kindsvater 7.jpg 6,144 × 4,096; 4.62 MB
- 8M en Paraná - Entre Ríos - Paula Kindsvater 8.jpg 6,240 × 4,160; 7.55 MB
- Cape Town anti-femicide demonstration 01.jpg 4,608 × 3,456; 2.07 MB
- Cape Town anti-femicide demonstration 02.jpg 4,864 × 944; 1.04 MB
- Cape Town anti-femicide demonstration 03.jpg 4,608 × 3,456; 1.84 MB
- Cape Town anti-femicide demonstration 04.jpg 3,774 × 2,325; 1.12 MB
- Cape Town anti-femicide demonstration 05.jpg 1,838 × 1,838; 456 KB
- Claudia Vera.png 693 × 442; 334 KB
- Femicide rates in Europe (2015).svg 720 × 500; 38 KB
- Femicide rates in Europe (2017).svg 620 × 475; 45 KB
- Femicides in Europe (2015).png 2,842 × 2,292; 786 KB
- Féminicides par état selon l'OCNF.png 539 × 350; 50 KB
- Incidenza del femminicidio in Europa (2017).svg 600 × 475; 45 KB
- Interamerican panel human rights honduras.jpg 1,400 × 933; 556 KB
- Marcha 8M Paraná Argentina - Paula Kindsvater 2.jpg 5,231 × 3,487; 4.8 MB
- United States family homicides by relationship 1980 2008.svg 503 × 413; 90 KB