Check out my latest article which appeared in Viewpoint

With 15% of the military being female in Afghanistan and Iraq, one may wonder what effect this is really having, if any. What’s with the Hearts and Minds operations: is n’t it another patriarchal surge so typical of the military? Soldiers are no gentlemen and women in the military cannot be expected to be ladies. A la guerre comme à la guerre. Pushed to its absurd extreme, the militaristic rhetoric will soon recognize that once the quaint feminine touch of the ‘hearts and minds’ operation encounters inevitable failure and female soldiers command respect from their male peers, both genders will openly enact the script that has been written for them. And become unstoppable unisex killing machines of post-modern warfare

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