It may be true that as groups women and men experience and view war in
broadly different ways (or it may not), but it seems likely that a woman
nurse in WWI or earlier the Boer War, and, even more, women soldiers in
the Gulf War have more in common with men in war than with men who do
not go to war. And many women have supported wars and many men
have been pacifists.
There is nothing essentialist about the way people view war. Or anything.
In any case, Marianne Moore happened to be a very intelligent, quirky,
sardonic, and witty poet along with being a woman, and all of that had an
impact on how she viewed pretty much everything--very individually for the
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From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Marianne Moore poem in WWII
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In a message dated 11/28/02 4:43:46 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
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> "Was" a woman as I recall. And your point is. . . ?
Yes, "Was" is correct. My point is the obvious one, that men and women
view war differently. Yes, of course, there are exceptions.