Mirabal Sisters Research Paper

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The Mirabal sisters are very important figures in Latin America because they became a symbol against victimization of women. According to "Women's Political Participation in the Dominican Republic: The Case of the Mirabal Sisters", Robison stated that, "Trujillo's appetite for young women was legendary... there was no way to refusing... [Minerva] Mirabal apparently rejected his advances by slapping him... this action represented a sheer calamity for the Mirabal family, who were subsequently harassed, imprisoned, and ostracized by their neighbors" (6). As a result, this action serves as a symbol for the sisters’ courage and defiance against the regime because they knew the consequences of not obeying Trujillo, but still took the risks.
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