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
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