New Blog on Gendered Analysis of Terrorism


25 March 2019

New Blog on Gendered Analysis of Terrorism
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits members of the Muslim community at the Phillipstown Community Centre on Saturday 16 March 2019. Photo: Christchurch City Council Newsline/Kirk Hargreaves via Wiki-Media Commons

​"Known as one of the safest and most isolated countries in the world, New Zealand has experienced its darkest day, a terrorist attack perpetrated by a lone gunman against Muslim citizens in Christchurch in two mosques during Friday prayers. For us, in this antipodean part of the world, it is our 9/11 reckoning."

​"Leadership matters especially in times of crisis: New Zealand is lucky to have a PM who is a model of leadership. Jacinda Ardern has been decisive – immediately rallying her government to tighten existing and to institute new gun laws and to assist the victims. She has also shown compassion – listening to and empathizing with the families and communities of the victims, as well as their cultural and religious needs. She has proven that typically feminine behaviuor is powerful, and – echoing Martin Luther King – Ardern has shown that only light can drive out darkness, only love can banish hate", writes Jacqui True in this blog post.

Read the full blog post here.

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