Reduced to Bad Sex: Narratives of Violent Women from the Bible to the War on Terror

  title={Reduced to Bad Sex: Narratives of Violent Women from the Bible to the War on Terror},
  author={Laura Sjoberg and Caron E. Gentry},
  journal={International Relations},
  pages={23 - 5}
Whenever stories of women's violence in global politics are presented in mainstream media, their authors explain away the possibility that women make a conscious choice to kill or injure. Violent women interrupt gender stereotypes: they are not the helpless and peaceful women that soldiers need to protect from enemies in traditional war tales. Instead of acknowledging the falseness of the underlying gender assumptions, public and publicized stories emphasize the singularity and sexual depravity… 


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