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- Chandra Talpade Mohanty
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It asks: what are the gender dynamics of the new imperialism and its rival, Islamism? Drawing on world-system theory and feminist studies of international relations, this paper examines hegemonic masculinities in empire, war, and resistance; the cooptation of women's rights for neoliberal and expansionist purposes; the world-system's transition from U. Moghadam, V.
Feminism and war confronting us imperialism
In , as the Bush administration was preparing ground for an invasion of Afghanistan, it stumbled upon oppressed Afghan women and the terror they were facing under the Taliban regime.
Recognizing an excellent way to sell their war, those women became a centre of their war on terror agenda and the key factor in legitimizing an intervention. The US now had a mission for its bombers: to save those powerless and terrorized Muslim women by delivering them the Western idea of empowerment and feminism. That is, with invasion, bombs and occupation. Mainstream feminists praised Bush for his efforts to restore the rights of women in Afghanistan and the liberal group Feminist Majority circulated a petition thanking the Bush administration .
Suddenly awoken to the suffering of the Afghan women, mainstream media enthusiastically disseminated the whole charade among the public, all the while choosing not to dwell on the fact that the Taliban rose to power with funding, training and encouragement from the US . Since the use of women for its imperialistic agenda proved to be so successful, the US administration resorted to the similar rhetoric in order to legitimize its invasion of Iraq. Pro-war partisans used the images of suffering Iraqi women and girls, terrorized under the regime of the demon that was Saddam Hussein .
Those who survived the bombing and warfare, have to deal with aftermath realities. Iraqi women are being killed for simply being women.
Today, Iraq is in a state of lawless hyper-patriarchy. Women in Afghanistan suffered the similar fate. The rate of illiteracy and mental disease among women is extremely high  ; rape, abduction and sexual abuse is a bitter part of their lives. Due to poverty and unemployment, many women are forced to beg, prostitute themselves or even sell their children. The U. The realities of war are in stark contradiction to the fundamental values of feminism.
It affect the lives of women in various ways. The weapons of modern war are as likely to kill and maim women and girls as males . Today, civilians present 90 percent of the war casualties, an increasing number of whom are women and children .
Violence against women becomes endemic during armed conflict and rape is a widespread method of warfare. Women are forced to flee with their families, facing thereafter numerous dangers as refugees. Both child marriage and trafficking increase, as well as intimate partner violence .
War is not gender neutral — women are affected disproportionately in gendered ways, a fact often ignored and underrepresented by the pro-war agents, who do not shy away from using sexist, orientalist portrayals and militarized ideals. Uncivilized, barbaric Muslim males and their oppressed, veiled Muslim female victims — one needs to be defeated, so the other can be saved by a heroic white male. Such depictions are shamelessly produced for the Western war-mongering machine, in order to justify humanitarian interventions — that is, invasions.
A Helping Hand. Women liberation is nowhere on the to-do list of the imperialist superpowers. And how could it be? Subjugated woman is good for the capitalist system; a free one, not so much.
With equality, the system of the capitalist exploitation would crumble, as it would with peace; that is why the war-drums are continually drumming in the West. The liberation cannot come from the outside; it cannot be delivered by the means of war, invasion and occupation. The Western world is so engulfed by its power that it fails to understand different realities that societies and women from the other parts of the world face. The West has assumed the role of the leader and human rights champion without any regard to the other actors within the international community, a bitter result from the practices of colonialism and imperialism.
This system is enforced on the other civilizations by foreign aid and invasions disguised as humanitarian interventions. Capitalism and imperialism have incorporated feminism into their rhetoric in order to pursue their malicious, war-mongering agenda. Hundreds of thousands of casualties, destroyed societies and failed states attest, there can be no liberation from the outside.
Firstly, because that is not an actual concern of military intervention. And secondly, because liberation can only start within the society itself. Media ignores the brutal record of the Northern Alliance: Is the U. Workers World. Brown Political Review. Military Action in Afghanistan and Iraq, p: Squeezed to death. The Guardian. The battle against brutality. Feminism: Why the world still needs the F-world , p. Oxford: New Internationalist.
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Women across the globe are being dramatically affected by war as currently waged by the USA. But there has been little public space for dialogue about the complex relationship between feminism, women, and war. What is the relation between this claim and resulting American foreign policy and military action? Did American intervention and invasion in fact result in liberation for women in Afghanistan and Iraq? How are these connected to the specifics of religion, culture, history, economics, and nation within current conflicts? What is the relation between the lives of Afghan and Iraqi women before and after invasion, and that of women living in the US? Feminism and War reveals and critically analyzes the complicated ways in which America uses gender, race, class, nationalism, imperialism to justify, legitimate, and continue war.
Feminism and War: Confronting US. Imperialism. London and New York, Zed Press, ,. ISBN , pp. Just as the US anti-war movement.
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge. Chandra Talpade Mohanty was born in , in Mumbai , India. She became a US citizen and continued her education in the United States.
Women across the globe are being dramatically affected by war as currently waged by the USA. But there has been little public space for dialogue about the complex relationship between feminism, women,. Feminism and War Confronting US Imperialism review However, there has been little public space for dialogue about the complex relationship between feminism, women, and war. The editors of Feminism and War reveal and critically analyze the complicated ways in which America uses gender, race, class, nationalism, imperialism to justify, legitimate, and continue war. Each chapter builds on the next to develop an anti-racist, feminist politics that places.
The featured speaker was bell hooks, who was just bursting onto the feminist stage at the time. No one in attendance knew that, for me, the event had additional meanings: it was my 29th birthday and a wonderful occasion to celebrate a new beginning. Just a few months earlier I had bought a one-way ticket, using my acceptance into a PhD program as an excuse to leave an abusive relationship and a political context that made me feel helpless and hopeless. Leaving Israel in my late 20s allowed me to find and to use my voice as an anti-racist feminist, committed to peace with justice in Palestine and Israel.
In , as the Bush administration was preparing ground for an invasion of Afghanistan, it stumbled upon oppressed Afghan women and the terror they were facing under the Taliban regime. Recognizing an excellent way to sell their war, those women became a centre of their war on terror agenda and the key factor in legitimizing an intervention. The US now had a mission for its bombers: to save those powerless and terrorized Muslim women by delivering them the Western idea of empowerment and feminism.
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Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Minnie Bruce Pratt London: Zed Books, Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism aims to "make visible the ways in which the USA has gendered, racialized, and sexualized its practice of imperialist wars—that is, wars being waged through military and economic policy to advance and consolidate the profit-driven system of capitalism" 3. Through poetry, story, and essay, the text makes clear that "this is the time for feminist revolutions" McFadden The book is most powerful when examining systemic oppression in U. Angela Davis argues that we must "place state violence, war, prison violence, torture, [and] capital punishment on a spectrum of violence" 25 in order to understand the complexity of U.
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