Women, War, and Feminist Solidarity on the Web


  • Cambria Stamper Arizona State University


women, war, solidarity, women's history, internet, web, situated knowledge, Lugones, Haraway, muslim, military women, protest, Iraq


This study investigates how some U.S. women are engaging in projects of solidarity around war on the Internet, how their positioning is represented, and how the site authors reach toward what María Lugones describes as ââ¬Åliminalââ¬Â spaces for coalition. While Lugones views the ambivalence in liminality as ââ¬Åboth a communicative opening and a communicative impasseââ¬Â (76), she sees possibilities if we continually keep in mind that we do not know another person and that we resist fitting her into a prefabricated narrative (84). This paper is part of a roundtable discussion on feminist solidarity with Layne Craig and Erin Hurt (ââ¬ÅTheory and Praxisââ¬Â), Morgan Gresham (ââ¬ÅCreating Feminist Solidarityââ¬Â), and Jessica Restaino (ââ¬ÅMother Rhetoricsââ¬Â). The websites examined are Women Against War and American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too!; this project outlines the ways in which these websites accomplish countering ignorance, contributing to solidarity around women and war, and forwarding feminist projects.

Author Biography

Cambria Stamper, Arizona State University

Cambria Stamper is a doctoral student in literature at Arizona State University. Her academic interests include feminist epistemology, intersections of race and gender, and women writing about war in American literatures from the mid-20th century to the present. Her recent research explores connections between the US and Latin America in womenââ¬â¢s narratives and war, as well as the political responsibilities and possibilities for change in the United States. She teaches the US Literature survey from 1860-Present, American Ethnic Literature, and War and Contemporary Literature. cstamper [at] gmail.com