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Volume One Winter 1998-Spring 1999 Numbers 3-4.
THE SELF EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN
Elvira Díaz Vallina and Julio César González Pagés
Department of History
Facultad de filosofa e historia
Universidad de La Habana
L & San Lazaro, Vedado
Published online: December 15, 2016
This article sketches historically the roots of Cuban feminism relative to complaints about the legal codes. Additionally, it examines the voices of intellectual women in the Nineteenth Century through their first organized expressions in the early decades of the century. Concentrating on the role of women in the insurrection and the revolutionary process before and after the triumph of January 1959, the article discusses the potential threats posed by the current economic and social in Cuba to the great gains that women have achieved. The painful re-emergence of prostitution, its causes, and aspects of its dimensions as a social problem are discussed.