On the TikTok video platform, male users describe their femicide fantasies. SPÖ politicians in Austria are now warning of the dangerous trend.
Young men describe in TikTok videos how they would kill women on a date. Users, especially young men, defend the trend in the comments. The content is entertaining because the situations described are "absurd". Politicians from the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) see things differently. The trend would downplay femicide.
As BuzzFeed.at reports, the politicians warn of the dangerous trend.
“Femicide is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to violence against women, making fun of it is a slap in the face to all the survivors of the murdered. Challenges, like those on TikTok, are not fun, but the first stage of violence," says SPÖ women's spokeswoman Eva-Maria Holzleitner and SPÖ spokeswoman for network policy, Katharina Kucharowits. * BuzzFeed.at is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.