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From Afghanistan to Syria: Women’s Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA

Women’s rights are increasingly heralded as a useful propaganda device to further imperial designs. Western heads of state, UN officials and military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to … Continue reading

Feminism as Imperialism

Katharine Viner The Guardian, Saturday 21 September 2002 01.56 BST “Respect for women… can triumph in the Middle East and beyond!” trilled the leader of the free world to the UN last week. “The repression of women [is] everywhere and always wrong!” he told the New York Times, warming to his theme that the west … Continue reading