Capitol mob wasn’t just angry white men – there were angry white women as well

Capitol mob wasn’t just angry white men – there were angry white women as well

In the wake of these events, there were stories attributing the violence and destruction to “white male rage” “violent male rage” and “angry white men.”

But what about the women?

To distill the violent insurrection into a tale of angry male rage is to overlook the threat that women in the mob posed to congressional officials, law enforcement and U.S. democracy that day.

The women who took part in the siege of the Capitol are part of a long history of women’s participation in extremist violence, both in the United States and abroad.

By Jakana Thomas, Michigan State University

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