TITLE

Mother. Daughter. Sister. Bomber

AUTHOR(S)
Bloom, Mia
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article considers the increasing number of women suicide bombers. The defining characteristics of a suicide bomber, in general, are elusive. Contrary to popular perception, they are not unbalanced sociopaths prone to self-destructive tendencies. These same characteristics apply to women suicide bombers. Through violence women have placed themselves on the front lines, in public, alongside men to whom they are not related. This results in a double trajectory for militant women. However, women who seek empowerment and equality by turning themselves into human bombs merely reinforce the inequalities of their societies, rather than confront them and explode the myths from within.
ACCESSION #
18838904

 

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