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A Feminist Critique of Gulf War

Mala de Alwis Instead of criticising the Saudi Arabian patriarchy in an essentialised and impressionistic way, as a section of American feminists have done, the major focus of a feminist critique of Operation Desert Storm should be to deconstruct its explication of a dominating capitalist, masculine, American hegemony ON January 26, 1991, over 2,00,000 people gathered in Washington DC to protest against Operation Desert Storm. Speaking at this rally, Molly Yard, president of NOW (National Organisation of Women), criticised the US for defending Saudi Arabia, "where women have no rights" (Chicago Maroon, January 29).

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