Depicting Victims, Heroines, and Pawns in the Syrian Uprising

Edith Szanto
  • Journal of Middle East Women s Studies, November 2016, Duke University Press
  • DOI: 10.1215/15525864-3637532

Women in the Syrian Uprising

What is it about?

This article looks at the depiction of women in the Syrian Uprising. It argues that women are generally portrayed as either heroines, pawns, or victims. They are seldom seen as independent agents capable of violence.

Why is it important?

It is one of the few articles that complicate the notion that women are basically good and argues that Islamism is generally equated with negative views of masculinity.

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