Let’s talk about Prudencia Ayala.
Prudencia Ayala was a woman born in 1885 to a native family in a small town in El Salvador, Central America.
She started going to school at age 10, but had to left her studies because her family was too poor to sustain her, so she became a seamstress. She was an autodidact, and taught herself to read politics and economics, until she developed an opinion. Since 1913 she began publishing articles on feminism and anti-imperialism. She was opposed the dictatorships in Latin America, the North American interventions, and proclaimed the necessity of Central America to join into a federal Republic.
She tried to be a presidential candidate in 1930, even though women couldn’t vote in El Salvador by then. Her government plan included many feminist points, a law to support syndicates, and the legal recognition of illegitimate children. She entered an intellectual and legal fight to be allowed to be a candidate but the Supreme Court resolved against her.
Prudencia retired from politics after that, and until her death, six years later, she worked closely with workers groups and social movements.
Women couldn’t vote in El Salvador until 1950.
Sorry, I couldn’t provide a source in English, but you can read a bit more about here in Spanish here: http://museo.com.sv/2010/11/biografia-prudencia-ayala-la-hija-de-la-centella/
i don’t like the sentence on how women weren’t allowed to vote until 1950 like that’s outrageous.
pretty sure even though the 15th amendment and the 19th amendment which said that the right to vote wouldn’t be based on race or gender, women of color didn’t have the right to vote until 1964
It’s outrageous that WoC couldn’t vote until 1964 but still, I don’t think that makes any better that here, in El Salvador, we didn’t have the right to vote until 1950.
In my opinion, any kind of discrimination is outrageous. Maybe not equally outrageous, but must be pointed out, anyways.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this completely, really :)
[SPANISH AUDIO ONLY]
On the 26th of June of 1980, the Army and the National Guard, under the orders of the President of the Junta, Duarte, intervened the Universidad Nacional, and closed it for the next four years.
Here you can listen to some testimonies by people who were present that day.
Today I bring you an account of one of the largest massacres in the recent history of Latin America, featuring the army of my country, the Reagan administration, and 1000 innocent peasants. It happened in December, 1981, and this account was built from the testimony of some survivors and field investigation, and was written by Mark Danner.
Warnings for war violence and general brutality apply.