Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mothers, bombs, and a whole lot of gender clichés

After the US dropped one of the biggest explosives ever used in Afghanistan earlier this year, critics objected to the use of the name ‘mother of all bombs.’ In this blog post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert analyses the gendered assumptions underlying the criticisms of the bomb’s name, before critically discussing the roles of mothers in violent political movements and counterextremism […]

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    Masculinities at the Margins: A Feminist Curiosity of Gender, Militarism and War

Masculinities at the Margins: A Feminist Curiosity of Gender, Militarism and War

by Amanda Chisholm and Joanna Tidy

For scholars of feminist IR and those applying a critical lens to militaries, gender and war, military masculinities is a familiar concept—one that tells a story with which we are well-acquainted. This is a story of hegemonic gender power and its performativities and how they structure and sustain institutional violence. The concept has been […]

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