A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State

A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State Meredith Tax
  • Title: A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State
  • Author: Meredith Tax
  • ISBN: 9781942658108
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State Meredith Tax A Road Unforeseen Women Fight the Islamic State This is the book I ve been waiting for only it s richer deeper and intriguing than I could have imagined A Road Unforeseen is a major contribution to our understanding of feminism and Islam of wome
    This is the book I ve been waiting for only it s richer, deeper, and intriguing than I could have imagined A Road Unforeseen is a major contribution to our understanding of feminism and Islam, of women and the world, and gives me fresh hope for change Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Living With a Wild GodIn war torn northern Syria, a democratic This is the book I ve been waiting for only it s richer, deeper, and intriguing than I could have imagined A Road Unforeseen is a major contribution to our understanding of feminism and Islam, of women and the world, and gives me fresh hope for change Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Living With a Wild GodIn war torn northern Syria, a democratic society based on secularism, ethnic inclusiveness, and gender equality has won significant victories against the Islamic State, or Daesh, with women on the front lines as fierce warriors and leaders.A Road Unforeseen recounts the dramatic, underreported history of the Rojava Kurds, whose all women militia was instrumental in the perilous mountaintop rescue of tens of thousands of civilians besieged in Iraq Up to that point, the Islamic State had seemed invincible Yet these women helped vanquish them, bringing the first half of the refugees to safety within twenty four hours.Who are the revolutionary women of Rojava and what lessons can we learn from their heroic story How does their political philosophy differ from that of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Islamic State, and Turkey And will the politics of the twenty first century be shaped by the opposition between these political models Meredith Tax is a writer and political activist Author, most recently, of Double Bind The Muslim Right, the Anglo American Left, and Universal Human Rights, she was founding president of Women s WORLD, a global free speech network of feminist writers, and cofounder of the PEN American Center s Women s Committee and the International PEN Women Writers Committee She is currently international board chair of the Centre for Secular Space and lives in New York.
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    1. Meredith Tax has been a writer and political activist since the late 1960s She was a member of Bread and Roses, an early socialist feminist group in Boston, and her 1970 essay, Woman and Her Mind The Story of Everyday Life, is considered a founding document of the US women s liberation movement She was active in the antiwar movement and the left in the Seventies, when she worked in several factories and as a nurses aide in Chicago and was active in the Chicago Women s Liberation Union See author s blog for meredithtax biography bio


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    1. FTC NOTICE Free Review Copy from Library Thing Early Reviewers Program in exchange for an honest review REVIEW The year 1989 is notable for a great worldwide upsurge of fundamentalism 25 A Road Unforeseen Women Fight the Islamic State, by Meredith Tax, details an internationally political and economically driven set of events, that have culminated in a religious, cultural, gender based situation allowing for the formation of the patriarchal belt 24 Activities increased for the following reasons, [...]

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    2. Rojava represents a secular, democratic, and feminist way forward in a region stereotyped by many as hopelessly backward.Normally when you hear the phrase women fighting it s followed up with bullshit like breast cancer or for equal pay , but the Kurds are the real deal, with the all women YPJ actually fighting the most insane death cult in the middle east.The book tells the history of the Kurds in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria from the Sykes Picot treaty to the current war, with a particular foc [...]

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    3. Are there women fighting the Islamic State Yes, indeed Brave Kurdish women in Rojava, a part of Syria you ve probably never heard of.Meredith Tax, a longtime feminist activist and writer, has studied the Kurds, an embattled people without a homeland They live in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran They have faced pogroms and severe discrimination in all those countries, mostly famously in Turkey.Tax traces the Kurds history, especially since World War II Several nations, especially Turkey, have tried [...]

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    4. Stunning accounts of war torn Kurdistan and the problems faced by their people.

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    5. This was of a history of the region than specifically on women fighting the IS, but it was an interesting and informative read nonetheless The author is quite liberal, which is not an issue as long as you take everything with a critical eye as you should with all things I learned a great deal and would recommend this book to those looking to learn about the history of the Kurdish people and the IS.

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