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“As Rita Segato and others have pointed out, brutalising women is the most effective way to terrorise a whole population and send a message: there is no limits, don’t try to resist” Silvia Federici

"Violence against women comprises a wide range of acts – from verbal harrasment and other forms of emotional abuse, to daily physical or sexual abuse. At the far end of the spectrum is femicide: the murder of a woman." WHO

Feminist author Diana E. H. Russell was the first person to define and disseminate this term in modern times, in 1976. She defines the word as "the killing of females by males because they are female." wikipedia