Women and the War on Terror

TitleWomen and the War on Terror
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGerman, Lindsey
JournalFeminist Review
Date Published2008

German offers a critique of the United States' War on Terror as it has impacted women in the various countries in which American policies have played out; she argues that using women as a justification to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, for example, was not only a cover for more imperial-minded strategies driving the invasions, but the ostensible objectives to liberate the oppressed women of Islam has had little effect, and in many cases, has made life worse for most women in those regions. She advocates broadening one's view of freedom for women, which should include the choice to wear a hijab, for example, as well as the choice to not wear one. 

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