In a recent piece, Professor Kanisha Bond and a slate of co-authors outline the dangers of sensationalizing women in ISIS and the importance of taking women's politics seriously when developing post-conflict policy. As Bond, et al. make clear, women's participation in the Islamic State follows well-established patterns, reflecting a variety of roles and motivations. The authors emphasize that common portrayals of IS women as exclusively (sexualized) victims to be saved or monsters to be feared paints far too simplistic a picture. Instead, a more nuanced awareness of conflict-affected women's agency is necessary for policy-makers interested in supporting sustainable peace.