“In the late twentieth century, the greater number of the casualties and victims of war are not the military but ‘civilians’ – that is, overwhelmingly, women and children. In the late twentieth century, the greater number of casualties and victims of the market are not the workers but the “economically inactive” – that is, overwhelmingly, women and children.”
- Marilyn Waring
Gender, gender, gender… increasingly prominent in both imperialist and anti-imperialist politics… who is a woman, who is a man, and what that means you can or cannot do (and what happens to you if you disobey), these are questions that are stretching us, that we are being pushed to grapple with – ready or not!
For that reason, i would like to encourage you all to check out these three essays, dealing with the relationship between imperialism and patriarchy, between male violence against women and the war in Iraq:
- Why the War Is Sexist, by Huibin Amee Chew
- after Anti-War movements win or lose in Iraq... there’s still Women, by Butch Lee
- The Rape Movement in Iraq & Men's Anti-War Politics, by Butch Lee
Categories: anti-imperialism, feminism, imperialism, iraq, sexism, united-states-military, violence-against-women, women