Analysis of Women's Effects of the Cuban Revolution Essay

1052 WordsJul 9, 20125 Pages
DBQ The Effects of the Cuban Revolution on Women’s lives and Gender relations in Cuba from 1959 to 1990 The lives of women had changed in a good way. The way it was before the revolution they had no rights and their husband or father was the one in charge, as it says in document 1 “…the mothers and the daughters had to tolerate the male authority as longed they lived the father or husband.” No matter what starting from birth if you were a girl you were always gonna be under male authority whether it was their own father or their husband no women could be free. But things started to change in 1960 when young women were able to go to school to learn basic job skills like it says in document 2 “…14,000 young women from the countryside,…show more content…
Later on around the 1975 document 7 states that Cuba adopted a Family Code “Now in Cuba there is a Family Code that guarantees the equal rights of women in their homes.” So their daughter’s could go to school if they wanted to parents could leave their small children at daycares. But if a girl got pregnant and had to leave instead of giving them maternity leave they hand them a resignation. In document 6 it tells us about a girl who got expelled from medical school because she had to go on maternity leave “I asked for maternity leave and received instead a resolution whereby I had been expelled for having abandon my field of study.” So if a girl went to school she had to be devoted to whatever it was that she was studying. The revolution was actually a good thing because in document 8 it shows some data about the illiteracy and EAP rates in Cuba from before the revolution in 1953 to during the revolution in 1982 and it shows that the
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