“Unlike the wars of the 21st century
and beyond, soldiering up to the 20th century was considered a man’s
profession, except in the most desperate of times. And only when total
annihilation threatened a nation state, would womyn be offered real equality;
the ultimate freedom to live and die for their beliefs just like their male
counterparts. Such opportunities were rare, and perhaps the sacrifices that
these womyn ultimately made were all the more precious for that very reason.”
---Lilith ben Jeni, "Sisterhood of Suns: Widow's War"
Women have participated in war ever since there has
been war. And they have suffered and given their
lives right along with their male counterparts. Unfortunately, their
contributions have often been conveniently forgotten after the struggle ended. This section is dedicated to educating "Sisterhood"
readers, and the greater general public, about the
real 'womyn' of history--the 'hidden
Webmasters Note: This site is by no means a comprehenisive history, but an overview of women in war. It does not endorse any particular political viewpoint, nation or group. The material presented here is intended for historical and educational purposes only.