Gun women [electronic resource] : firearms and feminism in contemporary America / Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster.

Stange, Mary Zeiss [Browse]
New York : New York University Press, c2000.
1 online resource (285 p.)


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Women, we are told, should not own guns. Women, we are told, are more likely to be injured by their own guns than to fend off an attack themselves. This ""fact"" is rooted in a fundamental assumption of female weakness and vulnerability. Why should a woman not be every bit as capable as a man of using a firearm in self-defense?. And yet the reality is that millions of American women--somewhere between 11,000,000 and 17,000,000--use guns confidently and competently every day. Women are hunting, using firearms in their work as policewomen and in the military, shooting for sport, and arming thems
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-255) and index.
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  • Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Snapshot Mary Zeiss Stange, Trajectories; Snapshot Carol K. Oyster, Rings on Her Fingers, Shells in Her Gun; 1 "High Noon at the Gender Gap"Feminism and the Firearms Debate; Snapshot Peggy Tartaro, The Arms of Venus DeMilo; 2 Sisters Are Doing It for ThemselvesThe Question of Women's Armed Self-Defense; Snapshot Vivian B. Lord, Becoming a Police Officer-1975; Snapshot Jennifer Gwyn, Becoming a Police Officer-1999; 3 In the Line of FireWomen in Law Enforcement and the Military; Snapshot Susan Ewing, A Woman's Place
  • 4 Babies and Bullets in the Same ConversationAmerican Women and HuntingSnapshot Abigail Kohn, Cowboy Dreaming: Guns in Fantasy andRole-Playing; 5 Sometimes Girls Just Want to Have FunRecreational and Competitive Shooting; Postscript; Notes; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index; About the Authors
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  • 0-8147-8691-X
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  • 55638571
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