Abstract

The essay theorizes the logic of masculinist protection as an apparently benign form of male domination. It then argues that authoritarian government is often justified through a logic of masculinist protection, and that this is the form of justification for the security regime that has emerged in the United States since September 11, 2001. I argue that those who live under a security regime live within an oppressive protection racket. The paper ends by cautioning feminists not ourselves to adopt a stance of protector toward women in so-called less developed societies.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 223-231
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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