Sunday, October 10, 2010
Bras against Bloodshed
A dose of metaphorical twigging however might just be a way forward in the Middle East peace process, since the suggestion has been made by the above that 'more women need to become involved'. I wonder what she really means. More Condoleeza/Hillary clones? No, I don't think so. Perhaps a few more like the Mairead Corrigans, perhaps. The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 1976, co-founder of the Community of Peace people and recent deportee from Israel mobilised a grass-roots women's movement which did much to finally bring about an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Such bottom line activism may stand a chance where diplomacy and political footsie has failed. Imagine if all Hamas wives told their gun-toting husbands - "Right, Ali. No more sex till you stop firing Kassams at Sderot and coming home all dirty after grubbing around in tunnels under the Sinai. And, no more of those all-nighters down the mosque with your mates!"
Oh, dear. I'm letting my imagination run away with me again.