Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

US WILPF Response to Disaster in the Gulf Region

Just want to make our blog readers aware that the official US WILPF statement regarding the ongoing disaster in the Gulf Region is on the US WILPF website.

Personally, I do not think it should be referred to as "Hurricane Katrina" since (a)the vast majority of damage, destruction, and death was caused by government incompetence before and after the hurricane hit and (b)that name demonizes a feminine natural force, since it creates a connotation that "Katrina" is bad and since "Katrina" is a female name, somehow this horrible things is now feminine. Just some personal observations...