What do you learn when you pay attention to the women embroiled with the action around torture, imperialism and war? Dr. Cynthia Enloe, a scholar of Political Science and Women’s Studies, has made a career around this question. Among her many books are Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link; Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Womens Lives; The Curious Feminist; and, Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered. Her latest, 2017, is The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging Persistent Patriarchy. In this talk given at the US National Women’s Studies Association in 2004, Enloe enumerated women and their roles around the US torture of prisoners in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison. The program ends with a survey of women who appear (and sometimes speak) in the Swedish documentary WikiRebels, including member of the Icelandic parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir, and Hillary Clinton. Also heard is Julian Assange. See summary
Host(s): Frieda Werden
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Credits: Produced by Frieda Werden. Thanks to the US National Women’s Studies Association. The film WikiRebels is widely available on YouTube, Vimeo, and other sites. Photo source http://signsjournal.org/cynthia-enloe/
Comments: From the WINGS archive. Re-released, among other reasons, in light of revelation that Assange is to be indicted.