For people saying 126 women killed this year with a male suspect.... thank you for highlighting men's fatal violence against women.
It's already 127.
#IDEVAW #CountDeadWomen
I only add women after a man has been charged, or in cases where the suspect has killed himself, where the police (or similar) suggest that he is thought to be responsible.
I don't want to make mistakes, be accused of inflating what is already an atrocity or contempt of court.
This morning, I awoke to the news that a man has been charged in relation to the death of Jennifer Chapple (and her husband) and there are at least two other women dead where men are in custody and may be charged today.
And then there are other women, like Jomaa Jerrare whose badly burned body was found in a roadside layby in Staffordshire this summer. No one yet has been charged so i can't add her. Someone did this to her.…

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26 Nov
On any day, but especially the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, centring women - centring women who have been killed by men - is not transphobic. #IDEVAW Image
A minimum of 348 UK women have been killed by a man or where there is a male suspect since that last known person with a transgender identity was murdered on 11 January 2019.
This, apparently, is @Amelia_Womack’s offending tweet.

A woman weeping for murdered women. Image
Read 5 tweets
17 Nov
Obviously one of the main motivations for both @CountDeadWomen and @FemicideCensus is to raise awareness of men's fatal violence against women in the UK.
Consequently, I am pleased when either my work @CountDeadWomen or the team's work from @FemicideCensus is used in protests/art (or media or cited in academia).
Although it pisses me of when the source isn't cited, I also recognise that data becomes its own thing when it is released into the world.
Read 11 tweets
16 Nov
Her name was Stella Frew and her life was worth so much more than the 4 and a half years that James Martin was sentenced for killing her.
This is misogyny in action.…
From her daughter “It pains us to think how frightened she must have been.”
“Learning the fact my mum’s bag was taken and later discarded on the road with all her belongings has hurt us all.Knowing it could have been returned or handed in and not dumped like it was worthless.”
She went on: “She was somebody, she had a family who love her dearly.

She went on: “She was somebody, she had a family who love her dearly.
“Mr Martin may have thought my mum was worthless but to us she was everything.”
Read 6 tweets
19 Oct
So, I’ve seen this floating about for a day or so and I wasn’t going to bother to respond, because it is so ludicrous that it doesn’t even begin to get under my skin.
(And thank you to women who have responded citing some of what some of those named actually do.)
Firstly, none of us who spoke were paid to contribute to the #FiLiA2021 conference.
Most of us there at our own expense, except I hope, women on low income, whose expenses will be covered.
FiLiA itself is created by volunteers.
Then, speaking for myself:
Since January 2012 I have collected the names of all women killed by men in the UK and shared these on social media, mainly on my blog here… and also at @CountDeadWomen
Read 18 tweets
6 Sep
Find myself blocked by this misogynist @TomPashby standing for Deputy Leader of the the Green Party.
Tom said "A cis woman (Women who are born women) who can’t give birth is no less of a woman and you can apply that to people that identify as women."
Tom,I couldn't have children. I'm female.That makes me 100% woman & you cannot apply that to any dude, no matter how he identifies
It's so telling when a man lets slip that he sees child bearing as the defining status of womanhood, which he inadvertently does by using that analogy.
Read 6 tweets
16 Jun
I don’t want to see women berated for their first steps into contested ground but feminism isn’t a spectator sport. If you want in, you put yourself in. If you sit on the board of a national ‘feminist’ NGO, you surely can’t sit it out and wait for the storm to pass.
If you’re taking the first steps into battles other feminists have been fighting for years, you don’t assume yours is the nuanced, informed or most valid position.

You remember that no advance in women’s rights has happened without a fight from women.
Surely you recognise that no advance is women’s rights has been achieved by women being nice.

We haven’t yet achieved the liberation of women from patriarchal subordination. We are still fighting.

Surely you know that if you’ve opted in?
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