Women’s History Month: The Women of the Zapatista Movement


My female Zapatista soldier doll, proudly displayed in my living room bookcase.

Knowledge Drop đź’§

Women’s History Month

While American women argue about making 76 cents to every dollar that a man makes—while unfair—these Zapatista indigenous women of Chiapas, Mexico fight a racist, theocratic, militaristic state that is hostile to them and their children on a daily basis. Unlike the male soldiers in the The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), who place all their focus and energy on being a soldier for justice, the women soldiers have three roles: fight as soldiers/care for and feed their babies/fend off rape and abuse in the trenches.

Send these Lionesses positive energy of strength, safety and victory.

Viva EZLN! Vida a la Resistencia! 

Fascists, oppressors shall not pass.

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