The Economics and Politics of Power

June 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Lila Abu-Lughod of Columbia University and Esther Hyneman of Women for Afghan Women are debunking the idea that the repression of women can be blamed on “culture” or “tradition.” Rather, they unmask “culture” as a cloak or tool for greater political and economic conflicts. Esther says of Afghanistan, “Subjugating women is a fast route to power” for the country’s ruthless warlords.

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