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A War Against Women

A long story between East and Ukraine

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Connecting this ancient prehistory to the many later dominations of Ukraine over the centuries (the Mongols in the 13th century, Stalin in the 1930s), and the immense sufferings of the region, McBroom suggests that the fierce resistance to Putin’s invasion we are seeing today has infinitely deep roots in the most ancient levels of Ukraine’s egalitarian, peaceful and pre-patriarchy prehistory. —

Karine Schomer

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“When a woman gets away it looks like she’s safe, she’s far away from the guns and the man who raped her,” said Sasha Kantser, external affairs manager for the Lviv chapter of Feminist Workshop, which has helped hundreds of displaced women and girls since the war broke out.

“But the trauma is a bomb inside her, that follows her. The scale of what is happening now is heartbreaking.” — Guardian : Rape as a weapon: huge scale of sexual violence endured in Ukraine emerges

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