The Women's Story: Documentary Analysis

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Iraq: The Women’s Story In this documentary, two Iraqi women takes a journey through Iraq, risking their lives, to get inside perspective from Iraqi women, on the aftermath of the 2003 invasion. The women of Iraq voices are rarely heard. This documentary gives them a voice to speak out against their oppression. These are stories of the lives of every day Iraqi women, living amongst turmoil, struggling to take care of themselves and their families. The invasion of Iraq has cost many their lives, homes, jobs, and more. In the case of the Iraqi women, (as shown in the film) many of them are left without a husband, and forced to take care of multiple children alone. Even worse, infrastructure, and businesses have all been destroyed, making it hard to seek medical help, or even travel. The 2003 invasion took the idea of freedom from “tyranny,” and “equal rights for women,” spoken by Iraqi reporter Zeena Ahmed. All hope for autonomy before the invasion…show more content…
What Dodge implied about state failure, violence, and legitimacy made total sense. “The violence that shook Iraq after 2003 was a direct result of the security vacuum created by the lack of troops to impose order.” If Iraq’s military is failing at national security, it’s only allowing violence to persist. It’s also allowing a more powerful military to come in, and take control. If there is no order, there will be chaos. In other words, legitimacy in Iraq was destroyed. “In the aftermath of state failure, authoritative institutions, both societal and governmental, quickly lose their capacity and legitimacy.” So, in return there is violence, and some other power rises up to take control, if “no one” else will. Iraq basically opened the door for America’s military to come in, and invade their

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