In addition to its drug problem, Argentina is now plagued by ongoing violence and a sex traffic industry that preys on women and girls. Cases of abduction consistently make their way in the news, prompting wide vigilance in communities throughout the country. Women's organizations are taking note.
I have been involved in the natural birth scene for several years, since I began to study midwifery and work as a doula, a labor coach. Early in my work I became aware of a troubling trend, which has resurfaced in recent months—the usage of the term birth rape.
When we name feminicidio to describe situations where killers ended the lives of their female partners, we assert the severity of crimes that qualified personnel must investigate. Words are power, and in this case a powerful word could be a precursor to justice.