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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Amazon Series

It was Stieg Larsson’s book The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest that got me going on this fascinating topic. Each of these posts centers around a quotation from this book and expands on it.

There has been a lot of controversy during the last 20 years or so about women taking an active role in combat. The women’s equality types rail because women weren’t allowed to fight and were restricted to support roles. On the other side were those who believed women to be incapable of actually fighting. Still others believe that women in combat will cause some kind of fundamental, evil change in society.

The simple fact is that there have always been women warriors. At various times in history there have been entire women’s armies, and they fought just as well or better than their male counter-parts.

This series of posts takes a look at several different examples of warrior women, amazons in other words. Interesting factoid: The black sea used to be known as the Amazon. Many of the examples of warrior women come from around the Black Sea. That’s how they got the name amazons.

  1. Women Have Always Gone to War
  2. Did Amazons Really Amputate a Breast?
  3. The Amazons of Libya
  4. Modern Amazons
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Category: Women in War
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