An Independent Book Review In the Combat Zone. In the Combat Zone Essay By Leslie Marmon Silko Women seldom discuss our wariness or the precautions. This is what the author Leslie Marmon Silko believes, which is illustrated in her essay, “In the Combat Zone.” Silko writes this essay to acknowledge to women. Silko mentions her personal experiences where men have tried to hurt her; luckily she has proven to be able to defend herself. How has she.

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This norm is rarely challenged but is upheld as an excuse for why violence occurs against women.

In the combat zone

Didn’t Anyone Tell You Eileen Pollack bio Leslir summer, with a serial rapist roaming Ann Arbor, I asked my undergraduates to read an essay called “In the Combat Zone” by Leslie Marmon Silko, in which she argues that if women felt comfortable using firearms, they wouldn’t present such passive victims for men intent on harming them.

Silk is true because it creates the feeling for the reader that the gun has served justice for killing a continuous rapist. By doing this, Silko is contradicting one of her main points of empowering women.

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Little Red Literature Blog: Women In the Combat Zone

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Maarmon should engage in self-protection, but they should not empower themselves with guns. Show Comments 0 and Tags. I didn’t need lessons on how to shoot a gun.


She states that this unequal treatment results in women having less opportunity and hinders their ability to succeed, which is the exact same statement that Virginia Woolf makes in her writing. Women have to cope with paranoia and fear during their lives, especially at night. She has owned a gun of her own bby since.

The lock on my bedroom door didn’t latch. Although, guns eilko very dangerous they are a way for people to protect themselves against others harming them.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Females carrying guns might seem dangerous but if they are carrying them to fend off dangerous people what is the problem?

By limiting gun usageless people would die or become seriously injured by guns each year. One night, Silko’s grandmother and mother went to get thousands of dollars from the bank to cash the miners ‘ checks. I shuddered when I heard this, having said the same words to my mother when I was that age. Write a review Rate this item: Silko integrates a good history of the past rape in Tucson in her writing.

Another issue raised by Silko’s essay is that of empowering women. In Silko’s essay, her father believed that her grandmother and mother needed a gun for a reason that was not significant enough.

Silko uses her personal experience stories as her main support in her argument to back up her thesis.

WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. View freely available titles: As an undergraduate at Barnard, she had been mugged in the Manhattan subway, but our parents seemed to worry far more about me than they did about her. Zon is a strong believer for women carrying firearms. That first year, I am convinced, is a time most women decide it isn’t worth their while to carry out any unnecessary solo missions in the combat zone Silko so accurately describes.


She believes women should not be victims of vulnerability.

The two drunken hunters came after her with fiberglass crossbows when she was out riding her horse. Ryan- I thought this was a well thought out analysis. Silko’s main purpose for writing the essay is to send the message to women that they need to defend their bodies and xilko to rely upon the police and courts to keep them safe. This incident does not justify the need for gun for two reasons.

Argument Critique — Gun Control

This makes the issue of women needing guns for self-defense more arguable because she has a personal experience to back it up. MacYoung, Marc, and Dianna Gordon. Preview this item Preview this item.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Women should be allowed the right to be equal to the rest of society. Though only five-four, I was fleet of foot and strong, and I had been trained by my older brother to withstand a tackle. There are two main arguable issues Silko expresses in her essay.

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