I think it’s too bad that more men and women can’t have the same experience and following epiphany. We’re told at a young age not to judge a book by its cover, but in so many other ways we’re taught just the opposite. And it isn’t until the same sort of unique, ‘out of body,’ if you will, experience such as Mr. Hoffman’s that people can start to break free from their perspectives. For now, Mr. Hoffman will remain another male feminist hero. Continue reading How Would You Be Different?
If you haven’t seen it already, check out this video of Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of the Australian Army, addressing the degradation of women. I wish the armies of the world were filled with leaders willing to take such a stand! Continue reading Lieutenant General David Morrison: Women in the Australian Army
http://www.gaps-uk.org/Countries_Northern_Ireland.php Often we think of gender inequality as a ‘third world’ problem and forget that it is something that we can see anywhere, every day. This link is interesting because it shows how security issues, even if the developed world where we supposedly have gender equality, effect men and women differently. http://www.gaps-uk.org/resources/index.php Some very interesting reading material. I must confess that I have not gotten through all of it yet, however, The Parliamentarians Guide was a great introduction. So is the Participation Promise http://www.peacewomen.org/publications_home.php Take a good look at the “Women, Peace and Security Handbook.” Continue reading War and Gender Links