“I’m an instrument that will avenge”: The stories of women who fight back

(Trigger warning) Soraya Chemaly writes for Salon: It would be an understatement to say we love the idea of vigilantes. Movies, TV, and video games are full of them. The latest vigilante story, “Prisoners,” was the top-grossing film last weekend. But fictional or real, the protagonists of vigilante justice stories are usually men.