Whilst the deployment of female engagement teams in Afghanistan may have signaled a symbolic change in how COIN is practiced, their existence plays only a supporting role.
Gender and Sexuality
MC Interventions do not promote women’s empowerment. Women in the developing world do not only experience a cash flow problem, but are caught in complex systems of subordination and inequality.
Intersectionality allows feminist theorists to account for the differences between women and provides a means of cooperation between scholars who have differing theoretical stances.
Neither the increased number of female participants in politics nor the establishment of the National Gender Machinery has improved women’s material conditions in South Africa.
The Irish Defence Forces creates soldiers by replacing individuality with an identity that embodies the Irish masculine ideal of being emotionally void, heterosexual, and strong.
The privatization and commoditization of water involves complex distributional choices that disproportionately impact women and girls living in slums and informal settlements.
A non-feminist approach to women’s human rights sees them as separate from or secondary to other human rights concerns, and does not take women’s lives and experiences into account.
As the study of globalisation evolves, gender perspectives act as a reminder that economic developments are not distinct from real people who make real choices.
Realists claim that international politics are derived from human’s nature to war and cause destruction, which emphasizes masculinity and eschews women from the international arena.
The non-West is often portrayed as underdeveloped and its emigrants are securitised in order to ensure the West’s preservation and justify its self-interested interventions.
The ‘crisis of masculinity’ thesis focuses solely on changing gender relations in post-apartheid South Africa, and is inadequate for explaining the high level of gender-based violence.
The Developmental State is usually regarded as one of the most successful models for economic growth. But that model’s success is built upon gender inequalities that hinder progress for women.