Need help with my History question – I’m studying for my class.
please read the attached article and try to answer ONLY ONE of the bullet points below, and also come up with a question.
Temma Kaplan, “Chapter 3: Democracy in the Country and in the Streets” from Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy
This piece focuses on the emergence of the group Mujeres por la Vida, Women for Life, and other women’s opposition groups that arose in opposition to the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Kaplan explores multiple feminist goals that women in this resistance movement sought, and argues that even in the midst of state repression, women’s groups were able to exert a major political force.
- What were some of the different goals of the women in this resistance movement? To what extent did women’s traditional roles as mothers play into their organizing? To what extent did they challenge traditional gender roles?
- Kaplan explains that the grassroots movements of women in shantytowns and of domestic workers was critical to the emergence of a movement that ultimately involved middle-class feminists. What kind of organizing did women in shantytowns do that laid this groundwork?
- What role did International Women’s Day play in women’s mobilizations against Pinochet?
- Choose one of the arpilleras to do a “close reading” of. What is the message of the arpillera you’ve chosen? What do you notice about its texture, color, layout, and images? Why do you think the maker of the arpillera decided to focus on this imagery? Why do you think aripilleras like this were effective ways of communicating to others in Chile and others in the world what was happening under Pinochet?