Nation of Women: an Early Feminist Speaks Out/Mi Opinion Sobre Las Libertades, Derechos y Deberes de la Mujer

ISBN-10: 1558854274

ISBN-13: 9781558854277

Edition: 2004

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Luisa Capetillo is best known in popular culture as the first woman to wear men's trousers. The splash of recognition following her arrest and acquittal for her choice of clothing in 1915, today overshadows her significant contributions to the women's movement and the anarchist labor movements, both in her native Puerto Rico and in the migrant labor belt that stretched along the Eastern United States, from Tampa to New York. This volume combines a facsimile of the original Spanish edition with a new English translation of Capetillo's landmark Mi opinion sobre las libertades, derechos y deberes de la mujer, originally published in Spanish in 1911. Mi opinion is considered by many to be the first feminist treatise in Puerto Rico and one of the first in Latin America and the Caribbean. In concise prose, Capetillo advocates a worker's and women. Her essays challenge big business in favor of socialism, and she calls for legalizing divorce and the acceptance of "free love" in relationships between men and women. Her writing also covers a swath of other topics, veering into passages concerning sexuality, mental and physical health, hygiene, spirituality, and nutrition. At once a sharp critique and a celebration of the gathering fervor of world politics, Capetillo views both her native Puerto Rico and the world outside, providing a sense of the workers movement and the condition of women at the turn of the century. Capetillo embraces the humanistic thinking of the early twentieth century and envisions a world in which economic and social structures can be broken down, allowing both the worker and the woman to be free.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 315
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

Introduction: "Mi patria es la libertad": Context and Introduction to Puerto Rico's First Feminist Treatise
A Nation of Women: An Early Feminist Speaks Out
Woman in the home, in the family, and in government
An Important Issue for Mothers
Man and Woman
Free Love by Magdalena Vernet
Varieties: Feminism from L'Avenir Medical of Paris
On Honesty
What Men Do
Natural Forces
To My Daughter Manuela Ledesma Capetillo
Your Black Scarf
Special Excerpts
Women During Primitive Times
To Jacinto Texidor: Memories
Elisa Tavarez de Storer
To M. Martinez Rosello
To Tomas Carrion
My Profession of Faith: To Manuel Ugarte
Impressions of Trip, July 1909
Thinking of You
Mi opinion sobre las libertades, derechos y deberes de la mujer
La mujer en el hogar, en la familia, en el gobierno
Una cuestion importante para las madres
El hombre y la mujer
El amor libre por Magdalena Vernet
Variedades: Feminismo de L'Avenir Medical de Paris
Sobre la honestidad
Lo que hacen los hombres
Fuerzas naturales
A mi hija Manuela Ledesma Capetillo
Tu panuelo negro
Extractos especiales
La mujer en la epoca primitiva
A Jacinto Texidor: Recuerdos
Elisa Tavarez de Storer
Las Postales
A M. Martinez Rosello
A Tomas Carrion
Mi profesion de fe: A Manuel Ugarte
Impresiones de viaje julio 1909
Pensando en ti
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