Women with Guns

October 1975
National Review;10/10/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 39, p1096
The article discusses the participation of women in political and social violence. In the book "The Power Elite," by C. Wright Mills, the author urges his readers to transform their private problems into public acts as he regards that private problems were caused by distortions in the society. This lead private neuroses to stride forth into the political arena and eliminate distinction between public and private. Political pornography was characterized by violence is its female character. Two attempts of assassination of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford were by women. One of the most prominent ways of transformation of private into the public was represented by the extraordinary violence on the part of women through the Manson group and the SLA.


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