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Women in Blue HelmetsGender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit$
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Lesley J. Pruitt

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520290600

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520290600.001.0001

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Who’s Afraid of the Girls?

Who’s Afraid of the Girls?

Fears about FFPUS

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(p.84) 5 Who’s Afraid of the Girls?
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Women in Blue Helmets
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Lesley J. Pruitt

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290600.003.0006

Chapter 5 explores how the FFPU evoked a number of common gendered fears, both around women’s participation in security and women’s participation as women working in all-female units. The latter represents concerns based on a global culture of gender mainstreaming in peacekeeping wherein women’s involvement is typically considered legitimate only when they are participating as a small minority in male-majority units. Efforts at including more women in peacekeeping may be limited or stalled by strictly adherence to this culture of gender mainstreaming. Alternatives to that culture may foster greater traction in achieving gender equity, peace, and security. Moving forward requires efforts from both men and women within the United Nations and beyond, including efforts to challenge existing gender norms.

Keywords:   gender, fear, participation, women, global culture, gender mainstreaming, legitimacy, gender equity, peace and security, gender norms

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