Throughout time, individuals have been presented with histories of different countries that have heavily lacked the feminine perspective. This has resulted in an overall skewed interpretation of history that has supported and perpetuated patriarchal standards and norms that have consistently impacted both men and women in negative and diverse ways. Therefore, in order to shed light onto this distortion of history, this presentation will attempt to portray the much-needed feminine perspective that has been left out in the history books. The presentation will be centered on the country of Mexico and, more specifically, on the participation and perspective of four major feminine figures that aided in shaping the history of the country. The purpose of this presentation is comprised of two sections. The first section will provide an assessment of how each of the four diverse Mexican women combated the patriarchy by using unique methods, which opposed certain “norms” that were forced on these women during their respective time frames in Mexican society. The second section will provide explanations as to how the four women managed to leave critical marks in Mexican history that would later benefit, serve, and better the situation for all women in Mexico. This presentation is relevant to the public because it not only begins and continues conversations about marginalized individuals, such as Mexican women and other women of color, being consistently erased from mainstream history, it also sheds light that can allow individuals to see a side of a Mexican history that has not been presented to the general public. This presentation allows the audience to identify how important feminine figures have been in the shaping of Mexican history and it also sparks thoughts about feminine participation in the histories of other countries. The audience will be engaged with questions that will require audience participation and they will also be engaged with a visual presentation that will include images and/or videos of certain aspects relevant to the topic of the presentation.
Arturo Castillo, ’17
Sponsor: Michael Mosier