Women in the Mexican Revolution

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Women in the Mexican Revolution
Women played many different roles during the Mexican Revolution. Some continued to participate in their traditional role as spouses to their soldier husbands. Some were used as pawns in the conflict, forced to do the bidding of the men who controlled it. Others participated directly in the conflict, joining the military and engaging in combat. Regardless of what role the women chose to play or what role was forced upon them, their contributions, although critical to the revolution, were disregarded in their time and largely ignored by history.
Women as valuable commodity
As Elena
Poniatowska
notes in Las
Soldaderas
: Women of the Mexican Revolution, “According to Mariano Azuela, the first things the...
The end:
.....ained both armies. Without their contributions, which are largely ignored in official records, the conflict would have been unsustainable.
Notes
1. Elena
Poniatowska
, Las
Soldaderas
: Women of the Mexican Revolution (El Paso, TX:
Cinco
Puntos
Press, 2006), 18-19.
2. Ibid, 19.
3. Ibid, 16.
4. John Reed, quoted in Elena
Poniatowska
, Las
Soldaderas
: Women of the Mexican Revolution (El Paso, TX:
Cinco
Puntos
Press, 2006), 16.
5. Elena
Poniatowska
, Las
Soldaderas
: Women of the Mexican Revolution (El Paso, TX:
Cinco
Puntos
Press, 2006), 19.
7. Ibid, 18.
8. Ibid, 13-14.
9. Ibid, 44.
10. Ibid, 69.
11. Ibid, 22.
12. Ibid, 27.
References
Poniatowska
, Elena. Las
Soldaderas
: Women of the Mexican Revolution. El Paso, TX:
Cinco
Puntos
Press, 2006.