Libya’s Girl Executioners and Gun-Brandishing Newscasters

Nisreen Mansour al Forgani, centre, with fellow Gaddafi female militia members. She is now under armed rebel guard in a Tripoli hospital. Picture: AFP Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, as we see male political and military leaders taking the most visible roles in armed conflicts, promoting the tendency to see the capacity to inflict violence as inherently male.┬áDuring the six months of Libya's revolt, amid stories of women working in hospitals and sending food to the fighters, … [Read more...]