This paper seeks to understand which factors make women vulnerable or averse to radicalization, and asks: do these factors differ from those that drive men into violent extremist groups? Understanding similarities and differences between men and women with regard to
radicalization will enable...
There is a presumption that women do not use violence as a means of
exercising their political will, because most traditional notions of
femininity emphasize motherhood, peacefulness, and stability. Like the
repressive power relations between men and women in Islamic State society,