. Ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies
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In 'making feminist sense' of the war on terror, this chapter examines some of the gendered war stories that have been constructed and deconstructed since 9/11. It examines the ways that gender has been reinforced and refigured in the ensuing war on terror, and how gender is used to camouflage the patriarchal and imperialist politics of war. The chapter discusses the George W. Bush's war story in detail. In the case of the Bush administration, official war stories served to justify imperial war by appealing to racist and colonialist fantasies about liberating Muslim women, as well as to avoid responsibility for the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. The war story serves to reinforce patriarchal power and justify violence abroad to a frightened and uncritical public 'at home'. Miriam Cooke-1996, Krista Hunt and Rygiel argues that war on terror stories are always gendered, typified by hypermasculine war heroes and commanders in chief, grieving mothers, dutiful military wives, and barbaric enemies.