femicide

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femicide

(ˈfɛmɪˌsaɪd)
n
the killing of females because of their gender

femicide

1. the murder of a woman.
2. the murderer of a woman. Also called gynecide, gynaecide. — femicidal, adj.
See also: Women
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It is also described as gender-selective killing or gendercide.
We need to stop the gendercide that is taking place across the world, they say.
En las ultimas decadas del siglo XX, la necesidad de evidenciar la muerte de mujeres por razones de genero condujo a autoras feministas a crear una categoria especifica para este hecho; segun Dador y Llaja (2008) uno de los primeros intentos por definirlo se produce con Mary Anne Warren, quien en 1985 publico el libro: Gendercide: The implications of sex selection en el que senala este termino como un neologismo que se refiere a la matanza sistematica de los miembros de un determinado sexo.
"The War on Baby Girls: Gendercide," March 4, 20-22.
He also offers new ways of looking at well-trodden parts of history, the idea of a "gendercide" being a powerful one he explored.
It is no secret that developing countries like India and China prefer a boy child to a girl child and hence tend to practice sex-selective abortion and "gendercide," a term that means the mass genocide of a particular gender (in this case, female).
Gendercide represents "a real war on unborn baby girls."
Smoke's desire to kill off any embodiment of male femininity replicates both Balboa's colonial Spanish murders of forty trans* Indigenous people in Panama and the Eurocentric cis-heteropatriarchal gendercide that Spaniards continued in California Indian and San Francisco Ohlone "Mission" districts.
O'Loan, who is married to Social Democratic and Labour Party councillor and former Northern Ireland assembly member Declan O' Loan, also hit out at feminists' failure to speak up against gendercide where abortion laws were being flouted and baby girls were targeted.
Korea, Azerbaijan and India for example, where abuse of ultrasound technologies starting in the 1980s has contributed to early detection of the sex of the fetus and rates of what has been termed "gendercide".
(118) The "Stop Gendercide" campaign supporting the amendment found support in pro-choice organizations such as Jeena International, Karma Nirvana, and Sharan Project.
Mientras que femicidio (3) es un neologismo que alude a la muerte constante de personas del mismo sexo, en este caso femenino y proviene del concepto "genericidio" utilizado por Mary Anne Warren en su libro: Gendercide: The Implications of Sex Selection (1985).