Femicide is a term coined by Dr. Diana Russell to describe the deliberate gender-based killing of women, often driven by misogyny, gender inequality, and patriarchal systems. It specifically targets women and girls simply because they are female. Femicide encompasses a range of acts, including coercive control, domestic violence, honor killings, dowry-related killings, female infanticide, sexual violence-related killings, and targeted killings in conflict zones. It reflects the systemic discrimination and gender-based power imbalances in societies. Femicide not only results in the loss of individual lives but also perpetuates a culture of fear and reinforces oppressive structures that marginalize and harm women. Understanding and addressing the complex social, cultural, and systemic factors contributing to femicide is crucial in combating gender-based violence and working towards a more equitable and just society.

Steve Goncalves on Bryan Kohberger: ‘He was hunting them’

News, True Crime By Jan 07, 2023

THE FATHER of Kaylee Gonçalves, a victim of the King Road Homicides, alleges that there is evidence that suspect Bryan Kohberger was stalking his daughter and the other residents of the house prior to committing the crimes. *Trigger Warning: This article discusses violent crimes.  Per CNN, Steve Gonçalves shared his thoughts on Kohberger’s alleged aggression. He explained that evidence suggests the Ph.D. student had been targeting Kaylee…

8 Facts About Non-Fatal Strangulation

Non-fatal strangulation is a form of asphyxia produced by continuous application of pressure to the throat. In the context of domestic abuse, it is a tool used by one person to threaten, frighten, and subjugate another person. It is an act of abusive power and control. Research shows that it is a high-risk marker for intimate partner femicide. Every year 50 000…

Ireland’s First Coercive Control Conviction

Ireland’s first coercive control conviction highlights the importance of active bystanders. Judge Elma Sheahan sentenced 52-year-old Daniel Kane to 10.5 years in prison for coercive control, intimidation, and repeated assaults on his 43-year-old ex-partner. Kane’s campaign of domestic abuse took place over twenty months between 2018 and 2020. Coercive control is a pattern of acts used by one person to…