An example of this is when an American participant went and came back from one of these said conferences: she shared that once "you are faced with 'the enemy' and realize that American sons and husbands are killing them-it's too much to bear" (Wu, 198). I feel as though this is important because these women actually took the time to understand the other side and that these SEA people were just like them. They were people that had lives and had families. They weren't the animals that their government made them out to be. This relates today because there are still many female organizations that still go against the war and there are still people who go to these conferences and find that what they are told at their home isn't always the case. The one thing that is upsetting is that I had to find out about SEA women' contributions to the war so late into my academic career. I feel like even now, SEA women don't have as much a voice as the male counterparts because that's how people write them off to be. It sucks because it's clear that they had just as much contribution to going against the war as the people who were fighting.
Question: What can we do to shine more light towards the works of SEA women during the war in Vietnam and even now?
SourcesWu, Tzu-Chun Judy. Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism During the Vietnam Era. 2013.