Ideologies are deadly. Feminists have always known this. Ideologies shape practice
just as practice gives life to ideologies. One of the deadlier ideological practices to
have gained hegemonic status over the past few centuries is nationalism. It is an
axiom now to acknowledge that it is mainly for the ‘nation’ that people can be seen
to legitimately kill and be killed for. It is equally understood that it is the state that
holds the only legitimate power to order these deaths.