Whilst looking into ISIS, I have found it interesting how women fit into this whole ISIS situation given that it is very male dominant.
Women have been found leaving their homes and countries to go to Iraq/Syria and support the ISIS. These women predominantly are not there to fight but are made to become jihadi brides. They’re being used to ‘breed a new generation of fighters’.
In a way this can seen as rebellion. ISIS is the new excitement and trend if you will and some western women find this exciting. They’re leaving their lives behind in the exchange for something new. There is no way to become unique in the western world anymore so could fleeing to Iraq and Syria be a new way of becoming unique and ‘other’?
The women in these situations are often becoming kept. Women must abide by the rules of men, they must not show their skin and are essentially women of the home.