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- The killing of a woman or girl because of her sex, especially when motivated by misogyny. [from 19th c.]
- 2020 March 7, Tom Phillips, “'This is our feminist spring': millions of Mexican women prepare to strike over femicides”, in The Guardian:
- But when Mexican feminists hit the streets on Valentine’s Day to denounce their country’s worsening femicide crisis, she saw a chance to ensure her mother’s life and death were remembered.
killing of women