Gender violence is a prevalent phenomenon that has haunted our societies for generations. This abuse has reached an extreme point: women not only suffer physical abuse but, in the end, they face death. Gender violence is defined through multiple acts of violence against women for simply being women; these acts include sexual violence, torture, dehumanization, mutilation, and murder. Unfortunately, gender violence manifestations are nothing out of the ordinary; they have existed throughout history, and patriarchal societies constantly fail to recognize and appropriately address this toxic environment. In 2017 Argentina’s Observatorio de Femicidios del Defensor del Pueblo reported that every thirty-one hours on average, a woman was murdered because she was a woman. During that year, Argentina witnessed two hundred and ninety-two femicides, a number that is astonishingly high but does not entirely encapsulates all the femicides that have occurred in the nation. Why has the topic of femicides become so relevant in recent years? How many femicide crimes were not recorded and why? This paper aims to discuss how contemporary Argentine literature registers gender violence, specifically in Selva Almada’s Chicas muertas, which condemns a patriarchal society that does not want to recognize one of its main toxic problems.