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Three Women a Day

Why doesn’t the U.S. talk about femicide?

A mural of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén being painted on 14th Street NW in Washington in July. AP Photo by Carolyn Kaster from story in Army Times.

I first heard the term “femicide” a year ago when Morgan Babbs submitted a story on marches against it in Mexico City to Fourth Wave. Distinct from homicide, it calls out when women are killed simply because they are women. “Wow,” I thought. “It must be hard to be a woman in Mexico!”

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Patsy Fergusson

Patsy Fergusson

Tree hugger. Tour guide. Top Writer. Feminist. Newly-baptized Bay swimmer. Editor of Fourth Wave. https://medium.com/fourth-wave