Mothers, Monsters, and Whores: Women’s Violence in Global Politics

Laura Sjoberg

October 31, 2007

The Fletcher School, Tufts University

A woman did that? The general reaction to women's political violence is still one of shock and incomprehension. In this talk, Laura Sjoberg provides an empirical study of women’s violence in global politics, focusing on women’s involvement in genocide and ethnic conflict. She explores the ways that biological, psychological and sexualized gender stereotypes shape political understandings of women’s participation in terrorism and other forms of political violence.  

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