In the past, and now more than ever, women have been and are in the front line when it comes to defending, protecting, and saying what is going wrong in our societies. Women have built nations from scratch in the past and are still doing it today, worldwide. Unfortunately, we often do not find any mention of those women in books, not in school and not in university and that is unfair. We (8 brave and young women from different countries: Bosnia, Colombia, Italy, Paraguay, Mexico and Morocco) decided to change that. And the smartest way is writing about those women, that from one way or the other have started a revolution!
Nowadays, we see revolution in volunteer work, we are starting revolution now writing an article, you are participating in a revolution by reading this blog. From where I come there is a phrase “When tyranny is law, revolution is order” (Don Pedro Albizu Campos). Our new revolution is educating and sharing knowledge!
Author: Ph.D. Claudia Zilli Ramírez
Born in Mexico. World Citizen.
Women are revolution – Mexican women ARE revolution
How many of you can already think up an image of the so called “Adelitas” o “Soldaderas”? Those women who had very relevant roles as fighters and commanding officers during the Mexican Revolution; a military conflict and very complex political process that lasted from 1910 to 1920, and that was aimed at bringing down the 35-year long regime of General Porfirio Díaz (to begin with) and to solve a political crisis amongst the social classes and insatiable competing elites (a political crisis that still persists –with the most diverse tonalities and connotations- even to this current day).