Gender-selective terrorism is a form of terrorism directed at individuals because of their gender. Consider the readings and learning from the week to answer the following questions:
gender-selective political violence always communal in nature? How?
Can the violent sexual assaults on women be treated as terrorism?
- What are the
causes of systematic violence against women? Does such violence
against women have a high likelihood of occurring more often in some
sociopolitical environments than others? Explain.
- How should
governments and international organizations respond to
gender-selective terrorism against women?
Finding pertinent information regarding gender based terror has been difficult; much of the literature I have read has been generated by 3rd wave feminists/Marxists whose discussion of the subject is colored by the prism of proving masculinity in of itself is “bad”. Davies, as one example, contends that “there appears a clear link between conflict or violence and that dominant masculinity which is characterised by misogyny, homophobia, racism, compulsory heterosexuality, the importance of confrontational sport and the use or threat of fighting” (2008, p.612). She used every Leftist keyword except “capitalism. Not to worry, though. Pantaleo comes though in true fashion; “ some feminists view capitalism as a form of prostitution” (2006, p. 20). Sometimes research does involve a good deal of sorting wheat from the chaff.