Women: The secret weapon of modern warfare?

Hypatia 23 (2):pp. 1-16 (2008)

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Kelly Oliver
Vanderbilt University
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The images from wars in the Middle East that haunt us are those of young women killing and torturing. Their media circulated stories share a sense of shock. They have both galvanized and confounded debates over feminism and women's equality. And, as Oliver argues in this essay, they share, perhaps subliminally, the problematic notion of women as both offensive and defensive weapons of war, a notion that is symptomatic of fears of women's "mysterious" powers.
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DOI 10.2979/HYP.2008.23.2.1
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