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One of the Guys: Women as Aggressors and Torturers

One of the Guys: Women as Aggressors and Torturers

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Overview

Debate about women and torture has, until recently, focused on women as victims of violence. But when photographs were released from the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal, one featured Lynndie England holding a prisoner by a dog leash. Overnight, she became a symbol of women's capacity to inflict pain and suffering, and soon, many in America were questioning why the infliction of violence has always been seen as inherently male. One of the Guys deals specifically with this issue.



In her foreword, Barbara Ehrenreich wonders why she once assumed women possessed an innate aversion to violence. Her essay then serves as a launching point for the rest of the contributors, which include academics, journalists, and activists, each grappling with women's involvement in the abuse of power and torture.



The essays in One of the Guys challenge and examine the expectations placed on women while attempting to understand female perpetrators of abuse and torture in a broader context.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580051965
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia.

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