Words matter: Trans woman murdered after father calls for her death on TV

Content Notice: transmisogynistic murder, misgendering

I want to show this to the “sticks and stones” crowd, the free speech absolutists whose whining about pushback to denigrating trans people remains blissfully unaware of the violence we actually face because of trans-antagonistic attitudes.

A Russian woman was brutally hacked to death mere days after her wedding after her father called for her death on TV because she is transgender:

A transgender Muslim woman in Russia was hacked to death only days after marrying the man of her dreams.

Raina Aliev’s own own father had gone on television publicly called for her murder.

‘Bring him here and kill him in front of my eyes,’ Alimshaikh Aliev had told a local TV station.

‘Let him be killed, I don’t want to see him. Bring him here and kill him in front of my eyes.’

Aliev, 25, had gender confirmation surgery in Moscow and married a man named Viktor, according to the Daily Mail.

The victim had informed law enforcement authorities about the threat but to no avail.

The circumstances of her murder and where the killing took place have not been revealed. But it is known that the body was cut up and unrecognizable.

It’s the deadliest year on record to be transgender, with every country that tracks demographic-specific hate crime reporting massive spikes in anti-queer and anti-trans violent crime.

And all you can get cis folk to talk about is fuck mothering pronouns.



  1. Great American Satan says

    Frequently speechless of late. Good work you’re doing here
    but what can one even say to it? Too sad and horrible.

  2. says

    And all you can get cis folk to talk about is fuck mothering pronouns.

    Ever read Brecht’s “Biedermann and the Arsonists”? He had those people down to a T: Of course they are against brutally murdering trans women on their wedding day. How could you ever suggest they are anti trans? They’re the most liberal of people! They just think that people like that woman’s sperm supplier should have the right to say what they want and not be judged for it because NOT saying that women should be murdered is political correctness gone mad.

  3. Siobhan says

    Something else I forgot to mention: Every mainstream news outlet published her prior name in the article describing her death. This is an editorial choice that angers me deeply. The fact of her gender identity was already established when you describe her as a trans woman–publishing her prior name only serves to cast the victim as suspect by implying she’s deceptive.

  4. intransitive says

    I wish I had something positive or constructive to say. I feel like I’m living in an ivory tower with so many atrocities happening elsewhere.