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“victory” in iraq and why war sucks for women

22 September 2010

Good introductory post to an important, and often overlooked (by stupid people) issue at Fannie’s Room, and this snippet in particular made me laugh:

We need only look at our own Revolutionary War for an instance of gender-discrepant war outcomes. While some men predicated a war on the self-evident truth that “all men” were created equal and, therefore, imbued with certain rights, looking back we see that these men were at once too literal regarding the word “men” and too figurative with respect to the word “all.”

Hah!  Nice.

Further reading: Dr. Nadje Al-Ali

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