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Women and the Mexican Revolution
A discussion on the role and significance of women in the Mexican Revolution.
# 152295 | 2,333 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2013 | US

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This paper discusses the types of roles that many women assumed in the war, specifically, that of political thinker, female soldier and the soldaderas group of female combatants. The paper looks at some of the individual women involved that include Margarita Neri, Dolores Jimenez y Muro, Hermila Galindo, Juana Belen Gutierrez, Beatriz Gonzalez Ortega, Josefina Niggli and Anita Brenner, and also discusses the various reasons why the Mexican Revolution was significant.

Margarita Neri
Dolores Jimenez y Muro
Hermila Galindo
Juana Belen Gutierrez
Beatriz Gonzalez Ortega
Josefina Niggli
Anita Brenner

From the Paper:

"In the pre-revolutionary days in Mexico, women were relegated to second class status. The things that were supposed to matter in this time frame were the church, her husband, her family and her role as the inferior supporter of her dominant husband. In fact, in 1884, the government passed a law, formalizing their position. The law not only stripped Mexican women of nearly all rights in her home, it essentially stripped them of their right to their own personality.
"The leader of Mexico for most of the period between 1884 and 1910 was Porfirio Diaz. Diaz was a tyrant who was despised by many and when his government was overthrown in the Mexican Revolution, many women emerged to help lead the charge against his regime. The women who participated in the Revolution could be placed into two broad categories: Fighters and non-Fighters. The fighters, as the name suggests, took up arms and hit the battlefield. These women were known as Soldaderas. All of the women became politically active and help the effort through their political, social, philosophical or journalistic abilities and efforts."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coerver, Dan; Paztor, Suzanne; and Buffington Robert. Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary History and Culture. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO: 2004
  • Goetze, Diane. Revolutionary Women: From Soldaderas to Comandantas The Roles of Women in the Mexican Revolution and in the Current Zapatista Movement www.actlab.utexas.edu March 11, 1997http://www.actlab.utexas.edu/~geneve/zapwomen/goetze/paper.html
  • Jandura, Tereza. Revolutionary Mexican Women. Women of the Mexican Revolution. http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/ws200/mex-jand.htm
  • Jones, Kerstin. Revolutionary Mexican Women. Women of the Mexican Revolution. http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/ws200/mex-jone.htm

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