Renee and Mariquita talk about some lesser discussed women from history, Las Soldaderas (or Las Adelitas) from the Mexican Revolution and Florence Howe, the founder of the Feminist Press and considered to be the mother of Women’s Studies as an academic discipline. Mariquita breaks down the contributions made by the soldaderas in an effort to gain citizenship and equality, and how the patriarchy (once again) worked to minimize the work done by marginalized groups. Renee explores the legacy left by Howe, and the impact Howe’s work has had on publishing, education, and the feminist movement as a whole.
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Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives edited by Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Jennifer Speed
Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera
When Women Took Up Arms to Fight in Mexico’s Revolution
The Real History of Las Soldaderas, the Women Who Made the Mexican Revolution Possible
From Soldaderas to Adelita: The Depiction of Women in the Mexican Revolution
Women and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1020
The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress
Remembering FP Founder Florence Howe
Mississippi Freedom Schools: The Politics of Education by Florence Howe
Essay: Founding the Feminist Press by Florence Howe
Feminism and the Education of Women by Florence Howe
This episode was edited by Lucy Pabst and produced by Renee Powers on the native land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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