While using the term femicide I realised that the is another term, probably a synonym, feminicide.
From the following Wikipedia extract, the two terms appear to be synonyms:
- Femicide or feminicide is a sex-based hate crime term, broadly defined as the killing of women but definitions vary depending on the cultural context.
while in the site "Femicidal Tendencies" they suggest that the two term have different connotations:
- The question of whether to use the term femicide or feminicide during feminist discourse is a cause of great debate in the feminist community. At first glance the words seem strikingly similar, but they cannot and should not be used interchangeably.
Ngram shows that feminicide is less common and more recent in usage (late nineties) than femicide (mid seventies).
As for online dictionaries the ODO is one of the few to cite the term feminicide suggesting it is a synonym of femicide.
Are the two terms interchangeable or does "feminicide" actually carry a different connotation?
Is there any difference in usage between AmE and BrE for the two term?