The involvement of women in liberation struggle tends to attract controversy. This relates mainly to the extent and character of women's participation. Some suggest that their activity merely replicated existing patriarchal relations or that women performed unimportant roles, while the men were cast as heroes. Much of this controversy relates to how one theorises the relationship between feminism and national liberation, in particular whether there is on feminism or whether we are speaking of feminism and patriarchy or patriarchies...
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