WOMEN'S 1975-1984 magazine (anthology). Times Change, 2015.
"The female body is a battlefield." I heard this no less than three times last week, in three completely different contexts:
On Monday, I got a tip about a new book by the name Women's Bodies as Battlefield – the women's body as a battlefield – which deals with sexual violence against women as weapons of war. This is not the first time a book title makes use of this metaphor, and the theme is gradually well known – systematic rape as a war strategy has been reported in both Myanmar, Darfur, Bosnia, Berlin, Congo and many other places.
On Wednesday, I flipped through a celebrity magazine from last year, where movie star Keira Knightley spoke out after posing topless with unruly breasts on a magazine cover. The pose was a protest against the media's tendency to beautify and manipulate her body in pictures. "The female body is a battlefield," Knightley said.
On Saturday I sat and listened to the radio. The program was about American politics and how the battle for women's reproductive and sexual rights tends to end up as a burning issue. . .
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