telophase: (Jiraiya don't play that shit)
...I read (in an f-locked LJ) a post on gender politics that reminded me of a snippet I heard on NPR this morning shortly after my clock radio came on. I don't remember the context because I was barely awake, only that the speaker was Middle Eastern - Iraqi or Iranian - and he was talking about, I think, some sort of violence (well, that's pretty much a given in the area these days). The quote was something like "All the people were killed, and their wives and children."

Reminds me of the passage from an ethnography that one of my anthro professors was fond of quoting: "The entire village rowed away in canoes, and I stayed on the riverbank with the women and children."

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