chapter  6
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Clearly, the domestic terrorist groups examined in this book exhibit participation at higher levels of combat, leadership, and policymaking than do international terrorist organizations. Using Griset and Mahan’s model, it is apparent that women from domestic terrorist organizations operate as Warriors and Dominant Forces while women in international terrorist movements remain in the roles of Sympathizers and Spies. Women in domestic terrorist groups oppose the internal structures of their own state and defy the discrimination and disadvantage therein. The more opportunity for improvement that they perceive, the more likely women are to mobilize and seek higher positions within the hierarchy of the domestic terrorist group. Therefore, it is not necessarily that the terrorist organization allows women to fight or proceed into the echelons of leadership and policymaking, rather, the female members are responsible for mobilizing themselves and pursuing increasing levels of participation.