April 17, 2006

Woman against war

Here's a Guardian article about a 19 year old Israeli woman who refused to serve in the miltary on feminist grounds.
Idan Halili, just 19 years old, has written a feminist critique that has astounded established feminist voices around the world. Her analysis takes the form of a letter sent to the Israeli army asking for exemption from compulsory service, based on a feminist rejection of militarism. Last December, having spent two weeks in military prison because of her refusal to serve, Halili was exempted from conscription; her views, she was told, deemed her "unsuitable".
Now read on.

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