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Is feminism, or at least human rights for women, the answer to an effective anti-terrorism strategy?

Well, that’s what Barbara Ehrenreich thinks. In this article on AlterNet, she calls for the US government to pour resources into education for girls, grant asylum to women fleeing from countries where their human rights are trampled, and a reversal of the country’s anti-abortion aid policy.

An interesting idea, but the US should embrace these values and practices because they are intrinsicly the right thing to do. Although if waving the terrorism bogey-man gets them to change then I’m not going to argue.