14/11/2011

Women in War, Women in Peace

Traditional war gender roles see the man as the hero's and soldiers whereas the women are the caretakers. With that the women play a big part in the success of a waring nation. Only recently scholar picked up on the women in war phenomena.

"understanding war as a male pursuit, we obscure the suffering, the triumphs, and the contributions of women. We also limit our ability to conduct war and to negotiate lasting peace. Without a dramatic shift in our popular conceptions about war and the roles women can play during and after conflict, we will have a harder time escaping the cycle of war and will be unable to find new ways to limit conflicts and rebuild societies". Read more of this insightful article by Diana Wueger on The Atlantic.

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