Why are women joining far-right movements, and why are we so surprised?
(OpenDemocracy) – Women’s ‘shocking’ participation in far-right politics has received much media attention. But is this a new trend, or have we been here before? Dozens of feature articles have recently marvelled at the increasingly female face of the far right in Europe and North America. The New York Times reported, for instance, on the increased visibility of women in the upper-echelons of far-right parties, from France to Norway. A Vogue feature described this as “the friendly face of right-wing politics,” and “an attempt to soften and feminise” the European far right’s extreme views. In…Read More