Why misogynistic killings need a public label | Myrna Dawson

misogynistic killings
hate crime
gender hate crimes

Executive Summary

The Toronto van attack started a public discourse in Canada about misogynistic hate crimes, as the killer was a member of an online misogynistic movement. Myrna Dawson clarifies the link between misogyny and femicide, and shows that it occurs regularly.


Femicide is the misogynistic killing of women by men. We need to label it as such to distinguish it from the killing of men – they too are most often killed by men, but for different reasons and in different situations.
It is time that we talk about intimate or domestic terrorism and the misogyny that fuels all forms of femicide.



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