Abstract

Abstract:

This article explores the recent history of the Ni una menos movement in Argentina as well as investigating two specific methods of activism employed by the feminist collective. The collective, in seeking to cast feminicide as a human rights abuse, actively positions it as a public crime through the employment of escraches (public shaming of public officials) and memorialisation. The article investigates how using social media to archive feminicide produces a new public recognition and awareness of feminicide as a crime against women because they are women. Furthermore, it closely explores how the collective revises the tactics of memorialization and escrache employed by activists in Argentina's post-dictatorship period to create spaces for activism on social media and within public spaces.

"La víctima no necesita ser buena y pura para ser comprendida como víctima, sólo necesita ser persona. Entender la diferencia es dar el giro político que la Sociedad necesita para que este tipo de cosa no vuelva a nadie" (Rita Laura Segato, "El problema de la violencia sexual es político, no moral").

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