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Terorismul şi capcanele martirajului feminin. Implicaţii psihologice şi strategice
Terrorism and the traps of female martyrdom. Psychological Implications

Author(s): Simona Ţuţuianu
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Political Theory, Military history, Security and defense, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: Terrorism; female martyrdom; Psychological Implications;

Summary/Abstract: This Paper addresses the women’s “emancipation” delivered in a grotesque manner by the terrorist phenomenon. By accepting to become human bombings these women “promotes” their gender besides criteria such as country, religion or leader. The suicide act becomes this way a synonym of a feminist movement and also a modality to equalize genders. Conclusions indicate that the female suicide bombers are one of the most extreme exploitation forms. The emancipation game is lost in a “no-win situation”, even before its beginning. The liberty illusion through direct contact with the other gender is only temporary and the gender relations – between the leading man and the obedient woman – are undoubtedly transposed into the terrorism zone, according to the classic pattern of the patriarchal society.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 59-66
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian