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.
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While India legally banned sex determination before birth in 1994, China eased-up on its one-child policy, which was one of the main reasons for gendercide.
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.
Gendercide represents "a real war on unborn baby girls.
See Monica Sharma, Twenty-First Centuiy Pink or Blue: How Sex Selection Technology Facilitates Gendercide and What We Can Do Aboutit, 46 Fam.
Sex-selective abortion, also known as gendercide or female feticide, is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the baby.
He does not spare us any details of the cruelties inflicted on women: the rape of 3-month-old baby girls, honor killings, genital cutting, femicide (the murder of women), gendercide (selective killing of female fetuses by abortion, neglect or murder), assaults on U.
At a policy level, campaigners against sex selection use emotive word such as gendercide and feticide to equate abortion with murder, and in some cases the religious anti-choice lobby are closely involved and even motivating such campaigns.
Concerning the theocratic contamination of Christianity that led to gendercide, we might note Vermes' claim: ".
Thus we hear of gendercide in India, where newly born babies are killed simply because they are girls.
The report notes that gendercide is a rising but under-reported problem in several countries, as recent estimates of the distorted sex ratios between men and women have raised the number of women missing from the world's population to approximately 200 mln.
India is confronted by the Slaughter of Eve, a systematic gendercide of tragic proportion.