Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
Bloomsbury Academic, 2007 M11 1 - 224 pages
Human Insecurity is concerned with our refusal to confront the millions of avoidable deaths of women and children each year. Those missing millions are rarely the subject of conventional security studies, yet such avoidable deaths are a vital part of the notion of 'security' more broadly understood. The book argues that such deaths are caused by the man-made structures of neoliberalism and 'andrarchy' and argues that the debate on human security can be reinvigorated by looking at the unarmed, civilian role in causing the deaths of millions of innocent people; from child deaths from preventable disease to honour killings.
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She notes that ' the socialization of girls and women has been so powerful that women feel they deserve ... abuse and ( they ) consent to subservient roles ' . She adds that ' in a familial setting , ( women ) also " consent " to ...
Contemporaneously , the notion of a woman's ' virtue ' is still , to some degree , measured by her sexual abstinence . Women who take ' too many ' sexual partners may be vilified in language , by both men and women conforming to ...
other women , when they themselves have often endured it , reflects the extent of male influence over women , and women's projection of male violence on to other women . Howland argues that it will continue with impunity if ...
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