Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Genocide = Androcide

A few quotes from the paper 'Gendercide and Genocide' by Adam Jones, that show that when genocide is commited against a race of people it is the men that are targeted for death first (or are the only ones from the race who are killed, i.e. the women are left alive):


The first step in the genocidal process was the emasculation of the Armenian population.
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From the opening hours of the 1999 war in Kosovo, an overriding tactic was evident in Serb military strategy: the gender-selective detention and mass killing of ethnic-Albanian men, especially those of "battle age."
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A theme of the article is that gendercide, at least when it targets males, has attracted virtually no attention at the level of scholarship or public policy. As such, it can be classed as one of the great "taboo" subjects of the contemporary age.
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The practices of killing all male captives, of castrating the men whose lives have been spared, and of offering men less opportunities for manumission from slavery, all show that men's domination of men outside the bonds of kinship and community has been more severe and brutal than men's domination of women within or outside the kin or ethnic group.
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There is overwhelming historical evidence for the preponderance of the practice of killing or mutilating male prisoners and for the large-scale enslavement and rape of female prisoners.
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One of the best-documented cases, though its strict designation as a "gendercide" is disputable, is the Stalinist purges of the 1930s and 1940s. "As early as August 1937, they were shooting seventy men a day,"
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Jones A. (2000). 'Gendercide and Genocide', 'http://www.gendercide.org/gendercide_and_genocide.html', [online], Journal of Genocide Research, Taylor and Francis.


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