Yesevi, Çağla Gül
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This paper aims at highlighting reasons behind female terrorism. There has been a debate that maternal ethic and maternal thinking gendered from motherhood and non-violence. In that sense, women have been symbolized as mothers for peace. Both maternal ethic and feminist approaches helped construction of women as destroyers of life. Examining human security, the changing nature of terrorism should be considered by referring to violent female terrorism. The social and psychological reasons for being female terrorists were investigated by referring mainly to the Baider Meinhoff Gang, Palestinian terrorist organizations, and Chechen terrorist organizations in this study. The psychological and social factors of female terrorism were examined.