Media Representations of Women and the “Iraq War”


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Kelly Oliver
Vanderbilt University
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This essay examines media images of women in recent conflicts in the Middle East. From the Abu Ghraib prison abuses to protests in Iran, women have become the public face of violence, carried out and suffered. Women’s bodies are figured as sexual and violent, a potent combination that stirs public imagination and feeds into stereotypes of women as femme fatales or “bombshells.”
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Continental Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 2072-036X
DOI 10.5840/jphilnepal201051213
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