Gender and the Political: Deconstructing the Female Terrorist

2011-Present, Date, Defining the Enemy, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, Women

Author Amanda Third makes an account of the way that the religious right in the United States draws connections between the feminist movement, and terrorist attacks that occur on U.S. soil. Important to her argument that the religious right connects feminism to terrorism is the establishment that both represent an “apocalyptic end to modernity.” This fifth chapter from the book establishes rhetorical connections between feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s, and terrorists’ articulations of a call to arms.