Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media

Why do the images from Abu Ghraib prison that showed young women smiling, giving thumbs-up, while abusing naked Iraqi prisoners fascinate us? How can they maintain at their trials that they did it “just for fun”? Is the military using women as weapons of war? Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, discusses these issues at the Feb. 6 Thinking Out of the Lunch Box.