M second class citizens She reveals that communism's of freedom those strictures influenced their involvement in the war and also those strictures influenced their involvement the war and also 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 fades from memory By showing that they were not victims of war but active participants it offers a wholly uniue perspective on that conflict It is a rare study which reveals much about gender roles and cultural differences and reminds us of the ever present human dimension of war.
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or as long as The Vietnamese People Fought Foreign Enemies Vietnamese people against foreign enemies were a vital part of that struggle The 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 unit 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 South Vietnamese 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 Ewly opened archives to illuminate the motivations experiences and contributions of these women presenting not cold facts but real peopleThese women were the wives mothers daughters motivations experiences and contributions of these women presenting not cold facts but real peopleThese women were the wives mothers daughters sisters of men recruited into military
facts but real peopleThese women were the wives mothers daughters sisters of men recruited into military 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
same family often participated in the struggle Some learned to fire weapons and lay traps or to serve as 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.