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The Defiant Femininity of Israel's Female Soldiers

​Mayan Toledano's intimate series showing female Israeli soldiers was inspired by her own experience in the Israeli military.

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Mayan Toledano's intimate series showing female Israeli soldiers was inspired by her own experience in the Israeli military. Her time in the army left her feeling stripped of all vestiges of femininity and any sense of herself as an individual, and in the photos collected here, she shows female Israeli soldiers whose girlishness and teenage boredom act as a subtle but undeniable form of protest.