‘Embedded Feminism’ and the War on Terror
All Bush's women have been openly hostile to feminist movements of all sorts, including affirmative action and activist government intervention to end women's discrimination. The Bush administration is trying to block a landmark international treaty on the rights of women, known as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This treaty would allow women in other countries to fight discrimination where there are no local laws to assist them. Bush's war has militarized women's rights rhetoric for authorizing war. Women have been militarized and masculinized in this process. The W in Bush's name stands for war and world domination. Women in the US must stand with the women across the globe against our own humiliation and theirs. The same party that ran a convention trying to humiliate the Democratic Party as pussy-whipped women is the same administration who knew of the torture and humiliation in Abu Ghraib and Guantnamo and Afghanistan.