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Characteristics of Female Terrorists

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Characteristics of Female Terrorists Practicality, Coolness German intelligence officials told Eileen MacDonald that “absolute practicality...was particularly noticeable with women revolutionaries.” By this apparently was meant coolness under pressure. However, Germany’s female terrorists, such as those in the Baader-Meinhof Gang, have been described by a former member as “all pretty male-dominated; I mean they had male characteristics.” These included interests in technical things, such as repairing cars, driving, accounting, and organizing. For example, the RAF’s Astrid Proll was a first-rate mechanic, Gudrun Ensslin was in charge of the RAF’s finances, 56 and Ulrike Meinhof sought out apartments for the group. According to Christian Lochte, the Hamburg director of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the most important qualities that a female member could bring to terrorist groups, which are fairly unstable, were practicality and
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