Women Participants in Armed Violence

TitleWomen Participants in Armed Violence
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMittelstadt, Jennifer
JournalJournal of Women's History
Date PublishedFall 2011

First Paragraph: With over forty major armed conflicts occurring around the world in the past decade, it hardly proves surprising that women participants in organized violence have appeared more commonly on our television and computer screens, and on the front pages of newspapers and magazines. In the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the "global war on terror" have produced images ranging from the girl-next-door P.O.W., Jessica Lynch, to the burka-wearing suicide bomber.

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