Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Las Soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, today's awesome women are the brilliant and courageous women of the Mexican revolution. The soldaderas (female soldiers), the comandantas (female commanders), and many important individual women like Dolores Jimenez y Muro and Hermila Galindo fought and thought on par to their male counterparts ...and were absolutely critical to the revolution. Their contributions have been played down for years as either seductresses (portrayed in the old westerns) or as passive maternal types who weren't really involved but this was far from the case in reality. Their stories are really amazing and we need to honor their memories as much as we can with the information that we have.

For a much more complete understanding of their contributions to the revolution and the building of the new Mexican government​ic/mcbride/ws200/mex-jand.​htm