The term "Femicide" or "Feminicide" came to light when Diana E. H. Russel used the term while testifying to the women attending the first International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women In Brussels, Belgium in 1976. The term is defined as “the killing of females by males because they are female” and it encompasses all types of killing of females including “stoning to death of females; murders of females for so-called “honor;” rape murders; murders of women and girls by their husbands, boyfriends, and dates” along with many other types of murder. The creation of this term results from men seeing themselves better and more superior to females. As females are labeled invaluable, male are able to kill females and experience little to no serious consequences. The murders are philosophically justified to men as males have established females as the subordinate gender.
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