Gender, war and militarism: making and questioning the links

  title={Gender, war and militarism: making and questioning the links},
  author={Lynne Segal},
  journal={Feminist Review},
The gender dynamics of militarism have traditionally been seen as straightforward, given the cultural mythologies of warfare and the disciplining of ‘masculinity’ that occurs in the training and use of men's capacity for violence in the armed services. However, women's relation to both war and peace has been varied and complex. It is women who have often been most prominent in working for peace, although there are no necessary links between women and opposition to militarism. In addition, more… CONTINUE READING


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