The end result of a suicide bombing remains the same whether it's the work of a woman or a man. And yet, female suicide bombers remain relatively rare in Iraq, despite the lower status of women in society as a whole. There have been less than 30 female suicide bombers of more than 1,000 total in Iraq since the "end" of the war, but their numbers are increasing. Some, like the disabled women and young teenager killed this year, are not believed to be wholly in charge of their detonations, while others are believed to be at least nominally in charge of their own destinies, including the woman reportedly responsible for the pictured devastation. So why have the numbers been going up, and what is the military doing about it?