Then I took a course about women in my part of the world and a classmate put me straight. She used words like governmentality, subjectivity and biopolitics and called her method foucauldian. Of course, I never really understood why a white Qeubecoise studying Ontario's Tories was interested in what happened to women in the Middle East, but I figured there were some similarities, even connections, between Islamic fundamentalists and the P.C. government.