Women in Comparative
Women and Militarism
Readings: ChlamersJohnson, Okinawa: America's Last Colony
Enloe, Base Women
of the Japan Policy Research Institute
Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego
Frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Nation
Other books MITI and the
Japanese Miracle (1983) and The Sorrows of Empire:
Militarism, Secrecy and the end of the Republic (2001)
- what does the term mean? what's the origin of it?
The chapter on Okinawa is part of Chalmers' larger critique of American
Not written out of feminist concerns
case in question
1995 rape of 12-year old girl by 3 airmen
an isolated incident?
since 1988 169 courst martial for sexual assault in Japan
highest for all US bases
66% more than in San Diego (twice the personnel) (41)
against US military presence in Okinawa continue
Case involving Black airman
Story about 2001 Case involving Black airman
US troops in Riyadh?
Professor, Political Science and Women's Studies
Clark University, Worcester, MA
Feminist Approaches to War, Militarism
Enloe's critique in Base Women
the political economy of militarism
prostitution and "R&R"
premised on discourses of masculinity and feminity
Toward a Politics of Peace (1989)
and Brunell (2001)
Words: Gender and Rhetoric in the Gulf War Debate
Enloe more recently asks:
What roles do women play in making war, perpetrating militarism?
Have you been miliarized?
Enloe in Korea