HUMANICIDE … I’m coining this term. It means the self-destructiveness leading to species suicide of the human race… HUMANICIDE.

It is what we are engaged in.

It would be good to have a term. I think the reason we don’t has to do with people not wanting to acknowledge it. So making a term for it would be a step towards shining light into this darkness (we don’t want to see).


It is like the terms suicide, homicide, and ecocide, but it gives the connotation we want — the extinction of the species of humans… HUMANICIDE.

Ecocide is the murder of the planetary ecosystem, which includes all life on Earth. It is something we are actively engaged in, also.

Humanicide is the species extinction of ourselves. Human species suicide

About sillymickel

Activist, psychotherapist, pre- and perinatal psychologist, author, and environmentalist. I seek to inspire others to our deeper, more natural consciousness, to a primal, more delightful spirituality, and to taking up the cause of saving life on this planet, as motivated by love.

Posted on January 27, 2012, in Environmentalism and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I agree with you 100000 percent that your new word raises awareness exactly as you say – it gives a point of focus. Words matter. Language alters perceptions. ”HUMANTICIDE” has a power to wake people up. Uncomfy as the word is. But we need to face facts. Time is running out….

  2. This word has been sent this to Urban Dictionary, but it is not yet published.


    (n.) — the self-destructiveness of humankind leading to a possible species suicide of the entire human race in the future

    sample quote: “The way things are going, the final epitaph of the human race just might be something like: they came, they saw, they committed humanticide. I’m worried that our species is hardwired for denying the inevitable!”

    — overheard at a watercooler in Eugene, Oregon
    submitted by sillymickel on Jan 26, 2012

    tags: life, species, ecocide, genocide, infanticide

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