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#ILLUMINATEthe motivations experiences and contributions of these women not cold #FACTS BUT REAL PEOPLETHESE WOMEN WERE #but real peopleThese women were wives mothers daughters and sisters of men recruited into military service; and because the war lasted so long women from than one generation of the same family often participated in the struggle Some learned to fire weapons and lay traps or to serve as village patrol guards and intelligence agents; others were propagandists and recruiters or helped keep the supply lines flowingTaylor relates how this war for liberation from foreign oppressors also liberated Vietnamese women from centuries of Confucian influence that had made the. ,THE MOTIVATIONS EXPERIENCES AND CONTRIBUTIONSMOTIVATIONS EXPERIENCES AND CONTRIBUTIONS THESE WOMEN #
For as long as the Vietnamese people fought against foreign #Enemies Were A Vital #women were a vital of that struggle victory over the French at Dien Bien Phu is said to have involved hundreds of thousands of women and many of the names in Viet Cong nit rosters were female These women were living out the ancient saying of their country When war comes even women have to fightWomen from Hanoi and the
countryside fought alongside their male counterparts in both the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese military in their wars against the Southfought alongside their male counterparts in both the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese military in their wars against the South government and its French and American allies from 1945 to 1975 Sandra Taylor now draws on interviews with many of these women and on an array of M second class citizens She reveals that communism's promise of freedom from
strictures influenced involvement in the war and also shares the irony that their sex gave them an advantage in battle or subterfuge over Western opponents blinded by gender stereotypesAs their country continues to modernize Vietnamese Women at War preserves these women's stories while they remain alive and before the war fadesthose strictures influenced
from memory By showing that they were not victims of war but active participants it offers a wholly niue perspectivememory By showing that they were not victims of war but active participants it offers a wholly niue perspective #that conflict It is a rare study which reveals much about gender roles and cultural differences and reminds #conflict It is a rare study which reveals much about gender roles and cultural differences and reminds of the ever present human dimension of war.
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