Weblog on the Internet and public policy, journalism, virtual community, and more from David Brake, a Canadian academic, consultant and journalist

Archive forMay 10th, 2004 | back to home

10 May 2004

How is it that American troops in Iraq (and British ones?) have been shown to be “acting like thugs”:http://news.google.com/news?num=30&hl=en&edition=us&q=cluster:www%2esundaytimes%2enews%2ecom%2eau%2fcommon%2fstory%5fpage%2f0%2c7034%2c9504783%25255E950%2c00%2ehtml? Conservatives in the US blame women, feminists, Muslims, and the academic left. Our own home-grown conservative rag, “The Spectator”:http://www.spectator.co.uk/ weighs in “as well”:http://www.lewrockwell.com/spectator/spec294.html

the female reluctance to embrace the horrors of war can help to preserve peace. This could not be achieved by a feminised military, which might have the reverse consequence, as de-natured women degrade their sex… by feminising their forces, the Americans may also have brutalised them.