Women's Wars Aren't Men's Wars

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:15
Hybrid - Ballroom A (U03-3550A Campus Center), University of Massachusetts Boston & Zoom webinar.

When we describe wars, we often use ungendered words such as “soldiers,” “children,” “refugees,” “wounded,” and “war criminals.” But, in reality, the politics of marriage, education, caring, and heroism play out dramatically differently for girls and boys and for women and men, no matter how they themselves identify their gender. In this talk, Cynthia Enloe explored how we can use our feminist curiosities to show why those differences matter.

Cynthia Enloe is a Research Professor at Clark University. A groundbreaking pioneer in bringing feminist analysis to international politics, political economy and international relations, her many books have opened new ways of understanding the world to students and faculty alike. Her newest book is out this fall: "Twelve Feminist Lessons of War." Her feminist writings have been translated into Turkish, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish and Ukrainian.

A recording of this event will be available soon.

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