Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Women in Iraq

MADRE has a new report out: Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq.
Amidst the chaos and violence of US-occupied Iraq, women—in particular those who are perceived to pose a challenge to the political project of their attackers—have increasingly been targeted because they are women. Today, they are subjected to unprecedented levels of assault in the public sphere, "honor killings," torture in detention, and other forms of gender-based violence.

I remember lots of war supporters who claimed one great reason to start this fight was to free the poor Iraqi women from the restraints of a misogynist society.

That worked well, didn't it?



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