Tag: feminicide

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12 November 2023
Israel 7 October: Appeal for recognition as mass feminicide
The women victims of the Hamas attack were not killed like all other civilians: they were exposed naked, raped, brutalised, humiliated, decapitated, their bodies burnt and torn to pieces. "We wanted to dirty them," say the terrorists. The violence against these women meets the definition of mass feminicide: from France a petition to international NGOs
The women victims of the Hamas attack were not killed like all other civilians: they were exposed naked, raped, brutalised, humiliated, decapitated, their bodies burnt and torn to pieces. "We wanted to dirty them," say the terrorists. The violence against these women meets the definition of mass feminicide: from France a petition to international NGOs
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7 November 2022
Belgium, new feminicide law. To be studied
In Europe, male violence is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 16 and 44. Belgium equips itself with a new law that for the first time legally defines feminicides in order to develop policies based on official statistics. Keeping in mind that violence is a device of male domination
Stop the slaughter of women. This is the meaning of the new 'law on the prevention of and fight against feminicides, gender-based crimes and the violence that precedes them' adopted at first reading in the Council of Ministers on 25 October in Belgium. Deposed by the Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Sarah Schlitz (Ecolo/Verdi), the framework law for the first time legally defines feminicides in order to develop combat policies based on official statistics. And in [...]
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29 August 2022
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The brutal murder of Alessandra Matteuzzi, hammered to death by her ex-boyfriend, is the perfect representation of every feminicide: the murderer is not someone who loses control, but one who restores it. Her death serves to restore the balance lost as a result of the abandonment. Violence is a function of domination. It's here that one must keep one's gaze to be able to stop it
The killing of Alessandra Matteuzzi, the Bolognese woman murdered by her ex with a hammer and an iron bench, is the plastic and perfect representation of the dynamics of every feminicide. Giovanni Padovani is not crazy, he is not a drop-out, he is a young man in perfect shape, integrated in the world, even a testimonial for campaigns against violence against women. In short, you would never have guessed it. Alessandra is subjected to constant and unprecedented harassment: she has to justify every movement, every breath, [...].
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31 March 2022
Carol, killed 5 times
The murderer, the mass media, a comedian: the overkill on Carol Maltesi's body was general. A mass BSDM game, a supplementary spectacle of the dead being torn to pieces. A snuff movie from life. After all, she was a porn star. She had it coming.
Carol Maltesi, the young woman brutally murdered and hacked to pieces by banker Davide Fontana, was killed five times. The first time, by the pornography industry -online and then also live shows- from which the girl had been captured during the lockdown to be able to provide for herself and her son, whom she had given birth to when she was just 20 years old. The second time by her tormentor, for whom we are looking for -as usual- reasons: he killed her [...].
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15 March 2022
Twenty years of feminicides in Milan: a study
The research, conducted by the Institute of Forensic Medicine on 200 cases of murdered women, identifies certain constants and aims to contribute to 'putting an end to feminicide'. Even if the real solution is only one: the end of male domination.
The journal Science & Justice (volume 62-2, March 2022, pp. 214-220) published the study "Twenty years of femicide in Milan: A retrospective medicolegal analysis" (you can read it here). The study was conducted by Lucie Biehler-Gomez, Lidia Maggioni, Stefano Tambuzzi, Alessandra Kustermann, Cristina Cattaneo, the research team affiliated with the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology (LABANOF) of the University of Milan and/or the Sexual and Domestic Violence Service (SVSeD) of the Policlinico [...].
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24 August 2021
Italian Taliban
Four femicides in 24 hours: Talibans are not only in Afghanistan. Everywhere in the world one sex is oppressing the other, and violence is a function of domination. We cannot consider our Afghan sisters as "us" and "them". The fight for women's freedom is one and the same.
Four femicides in 24 hours. Four women were killed by men related to them - husbands, fathers, boyfriends, former partners - simply because they were women. A mother and a daughter in Carpiano, near Milan. A wife in the province of Bologna. A girl, killed by her former boyfriend, in Aci Trezza, in the province of Catania. The details of such events are useless if not to confirm, once again, the inefficacy of the measures of protection: those who should [...]
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24 August 2021
Italian Taliban
4 feminicides in 24 hours: Taliban not only in Afghanistan. Everywhere in the world one sex oppresses the other, and violence is a function of domination. Let us not think of the Afghan sisters in terms of 'us' and 'them'. The struggle for women's freedom is one
4 feminicides in 24 hours. Four women killed by men close to them - husbands, fathers, boyfriends, ex- because they were women. A mother and a daughter in Carpiano, near Milan. A wife in the province of Bologna. A girl killed by her ex-boyfriend in Aci Trezza, in the province of Catania. The chronicle details are useless if not to confirm, once again, the ineffectiveness of the protection measures: the dismissed do not go away, the denounced on the loose are enraged, the alarms launched by the [...].
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15 March 2021
Sarah Everhard case: more and more women killed by men, but liberal feminism thinks of male and trans rights
Never as much as in these days Italian women should feel close to British women: the feminicide of Sarah Everard, 33 years old kidnapped and killed for whose death a policeman, Wayne Couzens, has already been arrested, has made the vase of oppression, abuse and male violence against women and girls of all ages overflow (the number of feminicides in the UK is similar to the Italian one: on average a woman killed because she is a woman every three days). The remains [...]
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28 February 2021
HIMPATHY: empathy for men who kill women
This article by Julie Bindel analyses why in every case of feminicide one always empathically looks for 'reasons' that can somehow justify the murderer (better said: one looks for ways to give him some reasons). He was depressed, unemployed, distressed, exhausted, blinded by jealousy. Exasperated. So he killed her. Of course, he shouldn't have done it: but that's why he did it. The media constantly and methodically do this job: they look for the "reasons", they try [...]
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21 February 2021
Clara and the others, killed by men: Recalcati's analysis leads us astray
Because she was sure it would end like this, Clara Ceccarelli, killed with thirty stab wounds in Genoa by the ex-boyfriend who had been torturing her for over a year, went to pay for her own funeral a fortnight ago. She did not want to get her son and old father into trouble. She was hyper-responsible. She was strong and thought of everyone. She wanted, as they say, to leave things in place. This is the horror that Clara lived in. Her terrible loneliness, her resignation. She knew that [...]
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