When emotions are still burning, it is difficult to put them on paper. Poet Hasmik Simonyan has not yet been able to write even a few lines about the 3rd Artsakh War. It takes time, first the emotions must calm down.
“During the first Artsakh war, how many novels, how many series, how many books were written? Just a few… we are in the midst, in the epicenter and being in the midst of it, it is very difficult to write, because you cannot see it from the “outside”. Distancing is very important for the literature; the writers need more time.”
The literature is the best means to ease the pain and to talk about that pain. The author emphasizes the need to write about the women emotions, to talk about the participation of women in war. We only attribute suffering to women, and never the victory and struggle: “I keep remembering one of my favorite writers, Svetlana Alexiyevich, who wrote the book “The Unwomanly Face of War” where I came across her thoughts about the women which are relevant to our reality as well. For example, she describes how people are returning from war. Usually, they return bearing huge traumas, maimed not only physically, but also psychologically. But there is a difference; when men return, we always treat them like heroes, give them medals, titles, admire them, but when a woman returns, we treat her like a prostitute.”
The role and uniqueness of a woman is belittled even on the battlefield, while if we attribute all those advantages to her, the man will be the one who benefits from it.