Guerrilla Women

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What exactly happened?

In the second half of the 20th-century thousands of women joined the Revolutionary movements. Movements in Latin America wanted to overturn dictatorships, confront economic inequalities and create what Che Guevara called the "New Man." According to Women and Guerrilla Movements: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas, Cuba, Karen Kampwirth. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. a Nicaraguan women told the interviewer "gender roles played a major role in my decision for joining the Guerrilla. A series of political, structural, ideological and personal factors allowed many women to escape their traditional roles."

How did the Guerrilla Women impact society?

Guerrilla women altered the art world. The fact that women joined war due to racial inequality and sexism gave them the spark for Guerrilla Girls to develop their feminist group. This feminist group consists of female artists trying to fight sexism and racism. Not only with in society like in Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba, but also in the art world. The fact that many women's art work isn't installed in art exhibitions angered the Guerrilla Girls. They developed a poster of their own to show the women's art view instead of how the male's gaze the women in art.


The origin of this source is coming from a book by Karen kampwirth. The fact that this website leads to a online google books make it very useful and therefore trustworthy as well. Most of the information I was trying to find and the questions that I had were answered in this book. The purpose of this source is to inform the reader about the Guerrilla Women themselves and how they got involved. As well as to what factors motivated them or affected them in the long run. Women & Guerrilla Movements." Google Books. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

The origin of these sources come from the internet. The internet is very helpful. These images help give the audience a visual of what the Guerrilla women looked like. As well they help visualize what the reader is reading to the picture. I wish there would of been more pictures that made it clearer to visualize, but these images do the trick.

"Human Rights - Google Search." Human Rights - Google Search. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

"Women Guerrilla - Google Search." Women Guerrilla - Google Search. Web. 21 Sept. 2015. "Guerrilla Women in Organizations - Google Search." Guerrilla Women in Organizations - Google Search. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

Like I said before the internet is very helpful. This sources origin is from the internet. It provided me with information of what women did for themselves in order to be heard and have changes occur. It was mostly based on the Zapatista's movement and therefore it wasn't as helpful like I wish it would of been, but it still offered some great information towards my topic. "The Untold Story of Women in the Zapatista's | Bitch Media." Bitch Media. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

This source is also from the internet. It is another source just like one of the sources listed above. This source co ntains information from the book Women and Guerrilla Movements. Just like I said before this source is very trustworthy because it comes from a book that I wasn't able to get my hands on. It contained information that was helpful to complete my smore. It talked about factors, leadership roles, women organizations and more. It would of been nice if the book included some real life pictures.

"Women and Guerrilla Movements." : Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas, Cuba, Karen Kampwirth. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

This source is a website source. The purpose of this article is to inform us about the role of the Guerrilla Girls and how they came about. This article was published in 2014. Therefore, it isn't of much help unlike if it were written at that time. The limitations of this source are that it doesn't include how the guerrilla women actually sparked the art world. "Guerrilla Girls and Politics in the Art World, 1985-1995, Introduction."Guerrilla Girls and Politics in the Art World, 1985-1995, Introduction. Web. 22. Sept. 2015.