Society to cling to the story of the weekend endavaga release New York Times: "Assessing the Role of Women in the Holocaust goes beyond the old ideas"
Based on the work of the American dasledchytsy Wendy Lowery, a journalist Isabel Kershner is trying to prove that women's participation in the Holocaust and was much higher than previously thought. Lists numerous examples of horror that produced the Nazi during World War II, with specific names, biographies, and a list of the immediate crime.
In my view, the emergence of such articles in non-academic environment can provoke arguments like "women are responsible for the Holocaust." The mechanism of this finding is not so clever and far-fetched as it might seem.
Somewhere in the second paragraph, the journalist says that "the Nazi killing machine was undoubtedly a man's job" and that "only 1 or 2 percent" of women participated in the crimes the Nazis, but through the entire article follows the idea of "crime of the Holocaust worse if the committed woman. "
This is achieved by the fact that the article does not analyze the actual scientific issues (normal female behavior in the social and historical retrospect and prospect, a woman's place in the structure of the Nazi state, etc.), and provides a list of specific names and crimes, united only by one thing — they all belong to the women.
How women become responsible for the entire system or phenomenon, the cause of which they are not? And what's more, become its personification?
This is true not only of the monstrous and commensurate with what little in the history of events such as the Holocaust. System definition of "scapegoats", that is, I'm sorry, "strelachnits" works not only in a historical context. In criminal cases chronicles often relish female crime — the flip side of the patriarchal "femininity."
In the Belarusian reality appointment "being a woman" is also a political aspect. Sometimes it seems that in government it received, for example, the following persons — Lidiya Yarmoshyna, Natalia Pyatkevich Irina Dorofeeva.
One year after year, provides the "legality" of power, the second to implement the most unpopular decisions for the people (the abolition of privileges, the contract system, confiscation of children from families without a court order), and the third celebrates effective way to combine and tractor.
At all strategic positions, and take them truly "essential" people. Subordinate position of women in power structures allows to use it for the most notorious cases, and in the case of dump it responsible for the entire structure as a whole.
I wonder what would have happened if Belarus did take the "first lady"?