Adelita: the name does not represent any particular woman, but a whole mass of women who fought during the Mexican Revolution (1911–1920). “As soldaderas, women were able to rise above some of the limitations in their lives. When soldaderas left home to take up arms, they left behind their traditional roles at the same time. Women shed their docile image, strapped on bandoliers and wielded guns – much like men. The idea that a woman could take up a non-traditional profession as a soldier was a radical idea.”
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