Definitions

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  • n. the killing of women.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The killing of a woman.

Etymologies

From Latin femina "woman" and caedere (compare -cide). Coined in 1801. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The "femicide" is triggered in males by feelings of sexual arousal.

    REVIEW: Armageddons edited by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois

  • Third, therefore, the study has purposely omitted the violence, including femicide, which is routinely perpetrated against daughters and sisters in "occupied Palestine" and has, instead, chosen to focus only on husband-wife violence and only on couples who are currently married.

    Comments for Red Alerts

  • "After 10 years, I can fundamentally say that there is a global pattern which I am now calling" femicide "that is systemically undermining, undoing and desecrating women."

    Marianne Schnall: Jane Fonda, the Today Show and the "C-word"

  • What struck me was Ensler talking about "femicide"; the systematic oppression and killing of women and she ddin't once refer to Islam.

    Congratulations to Jane Fonda!

  • We listened in stunned silence as she implored faith communities and faith leaders to become involved to end what she has termed "femicide" in the Congo.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Hamm's screenplay goes some way towards bringing the story into the 21st century by having the protagonist explain his theory of an epidemiological root cause to a room full of Old White Men--generals, politicians, and other people interested in doing something, even if they don't comprehend the severity of the situation--whereas in the original story the epidemiological theory is dismissed and the UN's solution to the problem of 'femicide' is half-hearted at best.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And they show anti-pornography videos and talk about the 'femicide' of violence against women.

    The Guardian World News

  • "In our region, the home is precisely where the most widespread and alarming forms of violence against women, adolescents and children - such as femicide, rape and domestic abuse - occur," the activist said.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • These killings, only 2 percent of which have been solved, were so frequent that they earned their own legal term, "femicide," said Ms. Paz y Paz Bailey, a Guatemalan lawyer.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, who was honoured for her work on sexual abuse and "femicide", a term she coined for the "abuse that puts women in a state of living death during times of war", also complained about the political, economic and social discrimination against the Palestinian minority living in the state of Israel - a minority to which she belongs.

    British Blogs

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  • “‘I have spent the past 10 years of my life in the rape mines of the world,�? she said. “But I have never seen anything like this.

    She calls it ‘femicide,’ a systematic campaign to destroy women.�?

    The New York Times, Rape Victims’ Words Help Jolt Congo Into Change, by Jeffrey Gettleman, October 17, 2008

    October 18, 2008

  • Killing or killer of woman. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 16, 2008