Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Feminists maintained for years that women are the canaries in…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Feminists maintained for years that women are the canaries in the mineshaft when it comes to human rights.
The cluster bombs that the US dropped in Afghanistan -- the bombs that inevitably turn into mines -- were bright canary yellow.