Feminicide: Impunity for the perpetrators and injustice for the victims
I argue that a system of violence exists that has been linked to the killing of 150 girls and women in 23 years. I propose that this occurs through what Maria Lugones (2011) calls the coloniality of gender: the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality; in combination with an exceptionally complacent State (Calveiro 2008). Together, these forms of social power have created a level of impunity for feminicide that is historical, territorial, and constant. I describe these cases as ‘systemic sexual feminicide’ (Monárrez 2009).