December 13, 2007
Iraqi Policewoman – An Oxymoron
The most telling thing about the photo is not its novelty — visual evidence of Iraq’s last policewomen (at least those allowed to carry a gun). No, the most significant element is the hierarchy, three women officers subordinate to these male authority figures, even if they’re only on a poster.
And then, with all our leverage, it seems we can do nothing about it.
(image: AP via latimes.com)