H. Patricia Hynes
Series Number: 25
We are mired in a U.S.-led pre-emptive war against Iraq and occupation of the country that violate international law and the UN Charter. With one exception, none of the U.S. administration protagonists have fought in a war. As one veteran recently wrote, “those who declare war should know [its price].” They should also know who pays the price. The greatest casualties of modern war are noncombatant civilians. Among civilian casualties, women and girls are deliberately targeted and grievously harmed by war. The following are ten reasons why militarism is bad for women.