Femicide in SA investigates this scourge of SA society and looks at the ways in which reporting femicide dehumanises murdered women and generates misconceptions in the minds of the public. An important, rigorously researched book that puts forward concrete and informed suggestions about how to address the crisis of femicide in South Africa.
Femicide in South Africa by Nechama Brodie
South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world, and a femicide rate that is more than five times the world average.
In this book, Dr Nechama Brodie looks at the story of femicide in South Africa over the past forty years. She interrogates police, public health and media data, exploring the history of violence against women in an entirely new way that contextualises and challenges the state and public response to what has, in reality, been a crisis for decades.