Perceptions of ‘Peace Women’ at Greenham Common 1981–85: A participant’s View

@inproceedings{Jones1987PerceptionsO,
  title={Perceptions of ‘Peace Women’ at Greenham Common 1981–85: A participant’s View},
  author={Lynne Jones},
  year={1987}
}
Think of the image: ‘a young woman cherishing peace’. What comes to mind? When I reflect, try as I will, I cannot avoid images of domesticity. She sits with a child on her lap or playing at her feet. She sews, she knits, she cooks, she plants and harvests, she makes music. Utterly reasonable of course, for all these activities are incompatible with war: peace requires some kind of home and stability. Domesticity is equated with peace, woman with domesticity and therefore with peace. If I try to… CONTINUE READING