An Actual War On Women, Ctd

by Dish Staff The Islamic State’s “Research and Fatwa Department” is circulating a pamphlet on what the jihadis are allowed to do to the thousands of women and girls they have captured and enslaved in their rampage through Iraq and Syria: Much of the pamphlet talks about ISIS’ policy on having sexual intercourse with a female slave, something that … Continue reading An Actual War On Women, Ctd

An Actual War On Women, Ctd

Colum Lynch relays the nauseating findings of a new report on ISIS: By the end of August, the U.N. documented the abduction of up to 2,500 civilians, mostly women and children, from the northern Iraqi towns and regions of Sinjar, Tal Afar, the Nineveh Plains, and Shirkhan. Once they were in captivity, fighters from the Islamic State … Continue reading An Actual War On Women, Ctd

An Actual War On Women, Ctd

The victims of ISIS are often raped, as we’ve detailed. But Kerry Crawford, Amelia Hoover Green, and Sarah Parkinson take issue with much of the reporting on these rapes: Press reports and punditry about sexual violence in Iraq and Syria continually employ the phrases “weapon of war” and “tool of terror.” Without a doubt, some wartime rape is … Continue reading An Actual War On Women, Ctd

An Actual War On Women, Ctd

Ariel Ahram goes deep in exploring ISIS’s use of sexual violence, arguing that it represents “as much an undertaking in state-making as in war-making”: The power to control or manipulate sexual and ethnic identity is a key component of all state power. In the Middle East, the regulation of sexual relations is often used as a means … Continue reading An Actual War On Women, Ctd

An Actual War On Women

Syrian refugee girls draw caricatures of their forced marriages. http://t.co/y1sJxBFWx8 pic.twitter.com/S17UmotRm9 — Felix Pace (@HerrPace) July 20, 2014 Aki Peritz and Tara Maller want to know why ISIS’s use of rape and sexual slavery as weapons of war isn’t getting more press: The Islamic State’s (IS) fighters are committing horrific sexual violence on a seemingly industrial scale: … Continue reading An Actual War On Women