We increasingly hear that women's empowerment and leadership
will lead to a safer, more prosperous world. The UN Security Council's groundbreaking resolutions on Women Peace, and Security (WPS)-and U.S. law implementing these commitments-rest on the assumption that women's participation in peace and security matters will lead to more sustainable peace, because women presumably "perform" in ways that reduce conflict, violence, and extremism.
"How Women Could Save the World, If Only We Would Let Them: From Gender Essentialism to Inclusive Security,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism: Vol. 28
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol28/iss2/2