chapter  4
14 Pages

The Far Right and Women’s History

WithCharlotte Mears

The far-right is rewriting women’s history to better serve their ideological guidelines. Through this practice they are creating an alternative history of the roles that women have fulfilled within society in the past and offering examples of what their feminine aims should be in the future. This chapter will attempt to analyse the images of Joan of Arc, Marine Le Pen, Mary Magdalene and the Women’s Ku Klux Klan. This will further seek to understand the why of this transmutation of the feminine and the purpose it serves to the white supremacist cause. This chapter not only determined how and why the far-right and white supremacist groups seek to create alternative histories that better suit their ideology. It is also extremely important for analysis of the manner in which the far-right seeks to create submissive women. It highlights how history can be utilised and adapted for ideological purposes.