Tag: femicide


25. Una femminista in incognito contro il femminicidio. Intervista a Marilù Oliva

by Marilù Oliva and Nicoletta Mandolini

The term femicide—the physical or psychological annihilation of a woman because she is a woman—has become an extensively used term in the mass media since 2012, following awareness campaigns led by feminist activists in Italy who introduced international theories of lethal gender violence. Contributing to recent discussions on the topic, some forms of artistic narration (literary, theatrical, and cinematic) have attempted to re-dignify stories and victims of femicide that the media has in many cases dismissed.

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2. Il femminicidio nella stampa italiana: un’indagine linguistica

by Stefania Abis and Paolo Orrù

The perception of femicide and violence against women has known a constant evolution in recent years; both mass media and political and social actors tried to raise awareness on the issue. According to Diana Russell’s definition (the killing of females by males because they are females), femicide has to be considered as a social and political fact and not just as ordinary crimes: it represents extreme manifestations of male dominance over female.

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