Three Political Issues In The Anglo Women's Movement

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1. Three political issues that are most evident for women during the 1960’s and 1970’s Chicana/o Movement are oppression, machismo, and control over their bodies. Chicana’s encountered oppression from La Raza because they focused on getting equal rights for the men and completely put the women’s needs aside. Women were not accepted by the leaders in the Chicano Movement or the Anglo establishment (Vidal 22). Chicana’s experienced machismo within the Chicano Movement because they were seen useful only to perform sexual activities or support the men. The third issue women dealt with was wanting to have access to free and safe abortions, free child care, and birth control. Chicana feminist’s challenged sexism and cultural nationalism by writing…show more content…
The Women’s Movement excluded women of color as well as queer women of color because the Anglo Women’s Movement focused on at least three positions: some wanted access to whatever men had access to, others felt that men had all the power and were responsible for women oppression, and others felt that women oppression was one of many in society that had to be corrected (NietoGomez 54). The Anglo Women’s Movement felt that they needed equal opportunities as men, while the Chicana Feminist Movement focused on racism, sexism, and classism. The Chicana Feminist Movement recognized that men did not have all the power because the Chicano men had no power, they made up for that lack of power through “male privilege” (NietoGomez 55). Due to so much oppression and machismo the Chicana Feminist Movement came to existence. The fact that there were two Women’s Movements hurt the strength of each movement because it was easier to divide and conquer; although it did hurt the movements strength, it…show more content…
An example if this would be that students of all backgrounds and ethnicities have access to the same opportunities such as technology, extracurricular activities, and good teachers. I) Cultural Nationalism: A nationalist ideology which defines the nation based on shared culture. An example of this would be how there was sexism within the Chicano/a Movement. J) Activism: the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change. An example of activism is the Chicana Feminist Movement where Chicanas fought oppression and machismo. Part III: Political Art: A) The image of the woman holding the sign saying “Ni Santas, ni putas, solo mujeres” represents the struggle women went through concerning their self-worth during the 1960s and 1970s. The historical time of this image was during the Chicana Feminist Movement were women challenged Las Tres Marias stereotypes women fell into. It is a political image because it shows how women were going against what men thought of them and that they were no longer going to be shamed. The feminist significance of this that it empowered women to know that their self-worth is not determined by their sexual activity, but by their

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