Master of Arts (MA)
This report analyzes how gender-based killings is a growing topic within the feminist community of New York and Mexico City and how the use of the right terminology is essential to understand the scope of the problem. I worked for 18 months with the feminist community in both cities and the term ‘femicide’ came over and over in the interviews Femicide, how it is referred in the rest of the world, is the intentional killing of women or girls because they are female, and it is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and in Mexico. I interviewed more than 40 people in both countries to talk about the topics they cared related gender inequality. How women are killed in mostly intimate partner homicide and how the media decides not to talk about this issue is a concern in the community. As a result, I present here a digital memorial for victims of femicide to present obituaries of the victims and say more about who they were instead of only focus how they were killed. This memorial was important because there’s nothing similar in Mexico and it is a space to honor and remember victims of femicide.
Gutierrez, Natalia, "Femicides: the other growing epidemic we don’t want to see" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.