‘Jihadi bride’ doesn’t fit: we need a new language for female militants


Our need for new, measured and more forensic language to characterise female militancy and the agency that underpins it is now clear. Yet we must remain sensitive to the coercion and violence many female Isis members experienced themselves

Here’s a word: militant. If there is to be honest equilibrium between the genders, then whether a person is a male militant or female militant is inconsequential. Drop the adjective. They are a militant. Debate all you wish about the reasons, but do not debate the word.

I'm quite frustrated with the double standard feminist opinion writers have.