By Marguerite Waller, Jennifer Rycenga
All over the world, ladies have lengthy been at the frontlines, protesting battle and army forces. The essays during this assortment, from either students and activists, discover the studies of neighborhood women's teams that experience built to struggle battle, militarization, political domination, and patriarchy through the international. The writings during this assortment hide a variety of genres from memoir and ancient bills to serious essays. What holds the writings jointly is an urgency to mirror on and learn women's activism at the frontiers - from Palestine, Sudan, Iran, Kosovo and rural India to Serbia, Croatia, Okinawa, Israel, U.S. prisons, and the racialized American South.
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Huron Valley Women’s arsenal was a small, five feet by two feet closet that held two rifles, eight shotguns, two bull horns, five hand guns, four gas canisters, and twenty sets of restraints (Miller 1996, 97–98). 12 FRONTLINE FEMINISMS After a prisoner, intent on escaping, successfully climbed over the razor ribbon and was captured after jumping to the ground on the other side, a local news reporter, whom Miller described as “an unexpected ally in the ongoing fight for parity,” questioned the policy of not firing warning shots for women escapees.
In other cases, male officers have violated their most basic professional duty and engaged in sexual contact with female prisoners absent the use or threat of force or any material exchange. In addition to engaging in sexual relations with prisoners, male officers have used mandatory pat-frisks or room searches to grope women’s breasts, buttocks, and vaginal areas and to view them inappropriately while in a state of undress in the housing or bathroom areas. Male correctional officers and staff have also engaged in regular verbal degradation and harassment of female prisoners, thus contributing to a custodial environment in the state prisons for women which is often highly sexualized and excessively hostile (Human Rights Watch 1996, 2).
They had killed thousands of innocent people, especially from the Kan Younis area. Men were ordered to stand up facing the walls, and they were all shot. The lightning speed of Arab defeat in 1967 and the resulting occupation of the West Bank and Gaza shocked the Arab masses, but particularly the Palestinians. Their dreams of liberation, Arab unity, and victory were suddenly shattered, while their underlying feelings of helplessness, victimization, and paranoia were deepened. Unprepared and unprotected, the Palestinians found themselves face-to-face with an old enemy, who was now armed with a sophisticated, modern arsenal.