A 'Male' Future?: An Analysis on the Gendered Discourses Regarding Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Juliana Santos de Carvalho


This study will to attempt to unearth the gendered language within the current dynamics of robotic warfare, giving a special focus on the debates around lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs). There is a sensitive gap on the analysis regarding the ways gender informs the talks regarding LAWs, given the fact they are a technology yet to be materialised. However, as the technological developments on LAWs seems to be rapidly evolving, as well as the ongoing discussion on the need for a pre-emptive ban on such technology that has gained prominence in the international scenario, it is important to also give an analysis on how gendered discourses inform and influence this debate


Gender; Robotic Warfare; Lethal Autonomous Weapons

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