“We must all wake up to the explicit dangers of femisecution,” says Kathy Poon, in Taipei. “The outgrowth of femisecution is the aestheticization of violence against women.”
“The pandemic is accelerating a horrible crisis already in progress, one that cripples economic recovery and pandemic management. Patriarchs cannot diminish the lives of women and girls yet still recover,” the Taiwanese feminist writes in an encrypted messaging interview.
“Our President, Tsai Ing-wen, defends human rights,” she continued, “which are in Taiwan also women’s rights; and my president deplores the patriarchal culture of impunity. What does your president think?”
According to the RINJ Foundation, Femisecution is a neologism blending feminism, prosecution and persecution of women who seek the rights of women, human rights, in a world of oligarchs and authoritarian patriarchs.
“Femisecution is a bigger global epidemic and will have greater costs than the coronavirus pandemic,” says Katie Alsop, a co-founder of RINJ Women, the quintessential global women’s rights defenders with their figurative swords drawn toward the darkest shadows where the worst crimes against women and girls take place.
by Sharon Santiago (Pacific South)
Human rights are failing for the most vulnerable in an exacerbation of an existing crisis of Femisecution .
“During the current disease pandemic, the human rights crisis of Femisecution has been exacerbated because democracy and human rights overall have been failing. Women and children are the most vulnerable, hence their human rights have suffered the most. But it is worse than that. The right to life and the right to safety of the person are unavailable to women during the current global pandemic which exacerbated an ongoing gender crisis,” says Katie Alsop from Paris, France, a RINJ Women co-founder.
Whatever made it ‘OK’ to murder an Angel in 2016 is now worse thinking. The global Pandemic is exacerbating an existing Femisecution crisis that had already become bloody. “Angel” was her nickname and that is how people described her demeanour and her behaviour. 17-year old child Murdered in Manila, her Barbie Doll beside her in the dirt. “This is why we are so angry, and this is also why we cry,” says Filipino nurse Karinna Angeles who knew this child’s family from a previous tragedy. (File family tragedy photo) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
Gone but not forgotten in a Femisecution-bent patriarch, 17-year-old high school student Erica ‘Angel’ Navales Fernandez (DOB 09/28/1999). She was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen at Gumamela St. Barangay, Commonwealth, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines at or around 11:00 PM on October 25, 2016. The government that killed her said she was ‘collateral damage’. They meant to ‘only kill her boyfriend’. Photo Credit: Facebook
“What has been happening to young girls and children during lockdowns is just barely seeping through to the RapeIsNoJoke.com Helpline,” said Rose Catalano, Toronto-based RINJ Board of Directors member, a few months ago during an encrypted group messaging meeting that spanned the globe.
Michele Francis, a Canadian RINJ organizer in Venezuela’s Amazon Basin region, said yesterday that she agrees, adding that “The fight for the safety of women and children is a matter of self-defence for our women’s rights group everywhere, and that is how it is going here. Every case of child or women abuse is a fight to keep the survivor alive. Our work is about hiding survivors and even hiding ourselves. If I go into a village I will feel the eyes of the men who want to know where their victim has gone. The word spreads. They know what we do and we must keep changing and hiding our shelters. We wear scarfs over our masks but that of itself is an identifier. Safety for females and kids is a huge issue. It’s not just female kids it’s little boys too. This pandemic may be making people very sick but it is also breaking my heart into pieces for every survivor of the unspeakable atrocities we are seeing.”
“Getting hospital care for a girl or child who has been repeatedly raped during the pandemic is something impossible because such cases have no standing on the priority list. We must provide the care. That is why people come from miles away to find us. They meet a women in a village and if they are lucky, she will guide them to safety. That’s how we must work. Secretly in a world where victims are prized possessions kept imprisoned.”
Women, Girls, Children have been extremely vulnerable prisoners in their own homes.
“Health care systems are overstressed fighting COVID-19,” continued Francis, “while rape and incest survivors fear everything new to them outside their home-prison. In other words the institutions don’t want the patients and the patient is terrified to visit a hospital. If we can get them in our doors we deal with testing and treating STDs and preventing pregnancy and then we must shelter and protect the child until we can find an adoptive family, depending on the age of the child. We are guided most by the will of the child but discourage a return to the perpetrator unless we can get a law enforcement intervention. Here that is next to impossible,” says the nurse organizer.
“So yes, this pandemic as a tougher fight than we ever expected. Women and kids are old chopped meat to the patriarch.”
A bloody misogyny crisis, worse than Femisecution, has angered the 3 million members of RINJ Women and their email letters smash at the aestheticization of violence against women. Today crimes of gender-based violence moved totally into the shadows of “pandemic lockdown”. Photographs that explain the rage of feminists. 3 March 2017, murder of Kristita Padual. She was sitting in a chair eating watermelon in the greater Manila area. DDS-style two men motorcycle kill team shot her in the heart twice at close range. Photo Credit: source supplied Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
Maria Ressa a news publisher, writer and fearless globally renown editor has been the quintessential example of Femisecution. Today she struggles every hour of every day for her life. (File Photo) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
Leila De Lima, Maria Ressa, Meng Wanzhou and Loujain al-Hathloul are four persecuted women currently suffering ongoing femiscution at the will of Rodrigo Duterte, twice-impeached ex-president Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, and Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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Loujain al-Hathloul muzzled and restrained in travel by Court Order but out of prison away from vile tormentors. “This is not over!” says Alsop.
Political Prisoner Loujain al-Hathloul who was imprisoned in horrible conditioons in aggregate of 1001 days, was said to be the most influential human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. What she fought for was simple: the right to drive a car, the right Loujain’s health and safety were under attack as a prisoner of the King of Saudi Arabia. Sources says she was being raped and beaten by her jailers.
Loujain al-Hathloul is a Saudi women’s rights activist, a social media figure, and a political prisoner. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Canada.
The RINJ Foundation, a Canada-based global women’s rights group, has repeatedly demanded Loujain’s release from prison since May 2018 when she was last arrested along with several prominent women’s rights activists, on the charge of attempting to destabilise the kingdom of Saudi Arabia by speaking out against escalating human rights violations since Mohammed bin Salman took power. Activists have protested abuses of women’s rights and even the horrific war against humanity in Yemen. Finally, she was released on 10 February 2021 on a bogus, transparently-stupid suspended sentence.
“Loujain al-Hathloul’s wrongful imprisonment has ended, but she’s still not free,” said Adam Coogle, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “With al-Hathloul banned from travel and threatened with more prison time if she does not stay silent, her ordeal remains a flagrant miscarriage of justice.”