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Trauma Warning:Catastrophe in Japan and an uncertain future for women from Gender Across Borders Blog, 3/15/11

Friday, March 18, 2011

The article reports, “First came the 9.0 earthquake, the fourth largest ever recorded. Next, a massive wall of water that swallowed houses, people, trucks, boats and trains. Then a tidal wave of bodies washed onto the shore. Finally, a looming nuclear catastrophe that could be the worst, experts say, since Chernobyl. …Perhaps it is too early to anticipate anything beyond the immediate horror faced by the people – all people – in Japan. But I’m already worried, in particular, about the survival and safety of women in the months and years to come.”

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