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Brazil passes femicide law

Post by Teal Lantern » March 16th, 2015, 5:32 am

All killings are bad, but some killings are more killful than others ... or smth. :? ... WV20150310
Brazil passes femicide law to tackle rise in gender killings
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil, where a woman is killed every two hours, is imposing tougher punishments on those who murder women and girls, as part of a government bid to stem a rise in gender killings.

President Dilma Rousseff said the new law gave a legal definition to the crime of femicide - the killing of a woman by a man because of her gender - and set out jail sentences of 12 to 30 years for convicted offenders.

The law also includes longer jail terms for crimes committed against pregnant women, girls under 14, women over 60 and people with disabilities.

Brazil joins 15 other Latin American countries which have brought in laws against femicide in recent years.

"This law typifies femicide as a grave crime and identifies it as a specific crime against women. It's a way to talk about this problem, make it visible by giving it a name and increasing sanctions for this crime," said Nadine Gasman, head of the agency United Nations Women in Brazil.

"It has taken us a long time to say that the killing of a woman is a different phenomenon. Men are killed in the street, women are killed in the home. Men are killed with guns, women with knives and hands," Gasman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a telephone interview. ...
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Re: Brazil passes femicide law

Post by Ghost » March 17th, 2015, 2:48 am

Latin America seems hopeless, not even trying to resist feminism.

While I could think of several possible explanations for that, it doesn't really matter now.

Let's just hope the "third world effect" keeps it in check.
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Re: Brazil passes femicide law

Post by droid » March 17th, 2015, 6:12 pm

Like I posted in the other thread, Southamerica blindly copy-cats American/Euro stuff in an effort to "modernize", but more often than not it's the bad stuff.

Also, governments in general, in an effort to conceal their incompetence to enforce existing laws, produce redundant "new laws" to pretend they're actually doing something.
It's interesting that we sometimes condemn senators for sleeping on their benches, instead of 'working' and "making new laws". But come to think of it, i'd rather let them nap all day!
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Re: Brazil passes femicide law

Post by Wolfeye » March 19th, 2015, 11:52 am

I don't think it's wrong to amp things up if that's what's going on. I don't think a woman is above deserving it, of course- but the whole "I'm pissy so I'm going to kill the gender" thing is not a good situation. I don't particularly like the idea of someone killing my daughter because his screwed around without his orchestration/vicarious thrills- or any other reason (I just naturally presume it's something f***ed-up like that with those types of things).

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Re: Brazil passes femicide law

Post by Taco » March 22nd, 2015, 6:07 pm

I wonder if taking your girlfriend swimming in Brazil is considered femicide.

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