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Diana Russell: Femicide Is A Lethal Hate Crime Against Women

June 3, 2012

From the burning of witches in the past, to the more recent widespread custom of female infanticide in many societies, to the killing of women for so-called honor, we realize that femicide has been going on a long time….

Femicides are lethal hate crimes that are typically trivialized and depoliticized

Just as murders targeting African Americans and/or other minority groups, are differentiated by those that are racist and those that are not, so must murders targeting females be differentiated by those that are femicides and those that are not. 

The mass femicides that are perpetrated in India, China, and many other countries, constitute gendercide, or female genocide.  Women must demand that all our patriarchal governments punish these crimes as they do other genocides!”

Dr. Diana Russell is one of the world’s pioneering researchers and experts on violence against women and girls.  In 1976 she co-organized  the first International Tribunal on Crimes against Women in Brussels.  She also re-defined the term ‘Femicide’ as a lethal hate crime against women and girls, and for 40 years has been lobbying for its official recognition.  She has published numerous books on rape , femicide, incest, and the impact of pornography  on violence against women.  Her website is

7 Comments leave one →
  1. PalomaSharma permalink
    August 14, 2012 3:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Going Bananas.

  2. August 31, 2012 5:23 pm

    Reblogged this on whitevalkyrie and commented:
    I liked this one a lot. If Jews had 6 million murdered in the Holocaust, and women have had may more times as much murdered, maybe we should have OUR own country too!

  3. Wendy permalink
    March 16, 2013 2:22 am

    So how do we stop it Right Now ????????????????


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