'How can I feel for others when I myself am beaten?' The impact of the armed conflict on women in Israel

Dalia Sachs, Amalia Sa'ar, Sarai Aharoni

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Abstract

This research presents an initial documentation of Israeli women's sense of insecurity during the Second Intifada (2001-2005). Drawing on feminist security theory and the intersectional approach to gender, we hypothesized that women's familiar tendency to develop high levels of stress following political violence would be related to previous sexual and domestic victimization, to economic distress and ethnic discrimination among minority women, and to the cultural role of care workers among women of all socio-economic backgrounds. A sample of 552 women self-completed a cluster of questionnaires addressing a broad array of topics, and results confirmed most of the research hypotheses. The discussion highlights the multiple articulations of gender, militarism, and security and their possible implications for policies of conflict resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-606
Number of pages14
JournalSex Roles
Volume57
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Feminist security theory
  • Israel
  • Militarism
  • Women's stress and wellbeing

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