The researcher states that beside misogyny, there can be other motives for the killing of females which include pleasure, anger, revenge, malice, jealousy, arguments, separation, sexual assault, robbery, and the exuberant feeling of finally being dominant and triumphant over a female. In terms of the perpetrator, it could be any male such as the father, the husband, a boyfriend, a close friend, an acquaintance, a brother, a lover, or even a complete stranger. In almost all cases, there is a gender-related issue behind the killing and usually accompanied by a victim-perpetrator type of relationship and a prior history of either verbal, psychological, or physical violence. This is a gender-selective violence that often includes the rape, torture, and mutilation of victims. Femicide can be viewed within the larger context of the gender wars as manifestation of a stringent form of anti-feminism, designed to terrorize women into submission. It is also a part of the larger cultural context where women are expected to be pure, submissive, always ready to obey the wishes of the men, and especially in the Chicano culture, to adhere to three Marias concept and avoid being labeled into the third Maria category. What is happening at the Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is a very visible form of this bias against the female gender. As stated earlier in the previous page, there are many motivations in femicide.
In the global context where religious and social norms can take a jaundiced view of female killings such as honor killings in many under-developed countries, a female who committed a sin that is seen to dishonor the family can redeem such honor by becoming the ultimate sacrifice. The male family members will even do the actual killing or consent to it if perpetrated by another person, as family honor is the paramount consideration only and not suffer from shame. The problem of femicide is a global phenomenon, although world attentions is much focused on what is presently happening in Ciudad Juarez due to the activists and feminists. It forms a part of the larger problem of human rights violations, and in particular, the violations of women's rights and the curtailment of those rights by whatever means necessary. Femicide can be seen as social prejudice against females, going back to antiquity when monarchies are passed down from generation to the next generation by primogeniture, or right of a first male offspring to inherit the kingdom through the divine right to rule. This bias also manifests in a lot of modern institutions, where previously only males were qualified and accepted, such as the military organizations in prior years which barred all women from combat roles or assuming command positions. The Catholic Church is example of this gender discrimination, not allowing women priests to be ordained and serve. India and China both have a strong cultural