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Unformatted text preview: women have more to learn. In the view of Susana Ronconi, one of Italy’s most notorious and violent terrorists in the 1970s, the ability to commit violence did not have anything to do with gender. Rather, one’s personality, background, and experience were far more important. Companionship is another motivating factor in a woman’s joining a terrorist group. MacDonald points out that both Susanna Ronconi and Ulrike Meinhof 59 “craved love, comradeship, and emotional support” from their comrades. Feminism has also been a motivating ideology for many female terrorists. Many of them have come from societies in which women are repressed, such as Middle Eastern countries and North Korea, or Catholic countries, such as in Latin America, Spain, Ireland, and Italy. Even Germany was repressive for women when the Baader-Meinhof Gang emerged...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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