Atomic Bomb

English

A feminist critique of the atomic bomb

Backgrounder

A feminist analysis can help us understand how nuclear weapons are a patriarchal tool, and how it benefits the patriarchy to advocate for their continued existence in the arsenals of a few and selected governments.

By Ray Acheson

Germany: In defense of nuclear weapons?

Negotiations on a treaty declaring nuclear weapons illegal are planned for 2017. So far, Germany and others have tried to block this process, even while officially supporting a nuclear-weapon-free world. These contradictions will soon end, however: states will have to pick sides.

By Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm