Five lives in four days. It is the cost of machismo in its most brutal expression that the week has left. Since last monday four women and the son of one of them, seven years old, have been murdered by their partners, and have raised the death toll to 13 so far this year. Miguel Lorente, professor of Legal and Forensic Medicine at the University of Granada, has dedicated a good part of his extensive experience to investigating sexist violence and dissecting how it works. His voice is usually habitual in the media and his knowledge led him to be a former delegate of the Government against Gender Violence between 2008 and 2011. “We must stop talking about gender violence just to condemn the homicides or say whether or not there was a prior complaint. and talk about machismo, “he says.
Four men murder their partners and the son of one of them so far this week