Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stratfor teaches about gender in the Middle East

"Gender does matter. Sending a woman to interrogate a Muslim creates vast problems for example. These are different cultures, different views of gender and human lives are at stake. Using women in societies that hold them in contempt might be satisfying to American ideals and principles, but they can get people killed. My daughter was ran an interrogation center in Iraq where the result of failure was death to many mericans. She couldn't be effective in that environment and had the grace to know it, so she did not do her job but handed off to men. Iraqi men who would talk to American men would possibly be willing to die rather than talk to women." (thanks J.)