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.
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.
“Il blog è mio e lo gestisco io:” Dominio di genere nel web italiano
by Ombretta Frau, Juliet Guzzetta
This article analyzes a form of online domination that can be identified as the verbal practice of gender domination centered on the body of those women that contribute, with their writings and their activism, to the life of the web, especially in those situations in which they attempt to build an intellectual and professional authority.
Femminicidio: chi ha paura della differenza?
by Patrizia Violi
In this article, Patrizia Violi aims at demonstrating that femminicidio is not a state of emergency but rather one of normalcy. It is a constant presence in the everyday life of gender relations, ubiquitous in the world and at any given time in history, the peak of the iceberg of a much broader and general phenomenon: the domination of male over female.
Il femminicidio in Italia: tra mancanza di statistiche ufficiali e impatto mediatico
by Anna Pramstrahler
Even though widespread discussions around “femminicidio” take place today in Italian mass media and social networks, there is currently no official data available on the phenomenon. In this short article, Anna Pramstrahler discusses the pioneering role of Casa delle Donne per non subire violenza, the first non-profit association to register, since 2005, the names and numbers of women killed by men in Italy.
L’alfabeto della violenza. Lo spettacolo Doppio Taglio e le rappresentazioni del femminicidio nei media italiani
by Cristina Gamberi
According to statistics by international organizations and Italian anti-violence centers, male violence is the first cause of death for women in Italy. One woman out of three experiences male violence, in various forms: harassment at work, rape, threat, or humiliation. However, considering the complexity of this phenomenon, how do Italian newspapers narrate feminicide?