‘Pandemic of violence’: Calls mount for recognition of misogyny in Nova Scotia shooting

Article Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/6868709/nova-scotia-mass-shooting-femicide/

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

“We need to recognize the underlying attitudes and beliefs that tolerate and normalize smaller acts of violence against women and perpetuate an environment that leads to deadly outcomes.” On Friday, a group of Nova Scotian feminists wrote a statement that said misogyny and domestic violence were part of the shooting’s narrative. In the letter, they urged the RCMP to provide clarity on what they outlined as the “femicidal” aspects of the murders, demanding an inquiry into the investigation that would provide feminist analysis. The letter acknowledged that not all of the victims were women or girls — nine victims were men — but the group said they viewed misogynist violence as being at the root of the attack.