Women In Rwanda Genocide

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3.3.2 Killers

Women in the military challenge stigmas of femininity, but women who take part in massacres, women terrorist and women who commit acts of cruelty go beyond any explanation of the ‘attributes of a woman’. Although not pictured as killers, and not accepted to be so (the same do not happen with men), women are also responsible for cold-blood acts of violence.
During the genocide in Rwanda, for example, despite being a minority, around 2.5 to 12 percent (Sjoberg, 2010), women were also involved in the killings of the Tutsis. Reports point to women ‘killing with their own hands; stripping the dying and already dead of jewelry, money, and clothes; mothers refusing to hide their own Tutsi children; nurses compiling killing lists of
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