Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2022 Robin M Peterson
Women take part in every war, but their accomplishments are mostly unacknowledged in the thousands of war stories told in the aftermath which tend to valorize men’s contributions as political leaders and soldiers. This erasure of women’s experience’s and agency in war holds true for war in Afghanistan, as well. This thesis identifies the gendered narratives told in books, movies, television shows, and the media but then offers, in contrast, narratives of Afghan and American women’s action during the forty years of war in Afghanistan. By sharing and contextualizing women’s stories, this paper strikes a blow against women’s erasure from war stories and takes a small step towards filling in the crucial gap in our understanding of war itself.
Peterson, Robin Makena, "The Faces of War: Reintroducing Women's Narratives in War" (2022). CMC Senior Theses. 2989.