Title page for ETD etd-12222004-083017

Type of Document Major Paper
Author Cathcart, Susan
URN etd-12222004-083017
Title Rhetoric Versus Reality: Prospects for Women's Rights in Post-Taliban Afghanistan
Degree Master of Public and International Affairs
Department Urban Affairs and Planning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Toal, Gerard Committee Chair
Pourchot, Georgeta Valentina Committee Member
  • geopolitics
  • gender equality
  • gender relations
  • patriarchal structures
  • women's rights
  • Afghanistan
Date of Defense 2004-12-07
Availability unrestricted
This paper examines roles of patriarchal structures in global geopolitics and state systems in marginalizing women's perspectives and experiences. Using Afghanistan as a case study it argues that, despite the discourse of increasing women's rights, these structures, which once rendered women invisible and which now seem focused on women's issues, remain indifferent to women's conditions. It shows how the rhetoric of women's liberation and gender equality is being used to obscure the reasons for ongoing U.S. military action in Afghanistan and camouflage barriers to women's rights caused by entrenched patriarchal norms.
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