— Thatcher, the late and unlamented.
Participating in this way, women discovered themselves as they won the respect and admiration of their compañeros, husbands, fathers, and children. Because shoulder to shoulder with them, they shared the work and struggle to fulfill the aims of the revolution. Women gained in stature— in their own eyes and throughout society…
They enriched the work of all with their talent, optimism, and certainty of victory. It was a historic transformation of women’s place in the family and society."
— Yolanda Ferrer, general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC)
It has been proven that not only men can fight, but in Cuba women also fight, too. The best evidence is the Mariana Grajales Platoon, which so distinguished itself in numerous battles. Women make excellent soldiers, as good as our best male soldiers…
At the beginning, there was a lot of prejudice. There were men who asked how we could give a rifle to a women when a man was available. Within our own ranks, women remain a layer that needs to be liberated, since they are still victims of discrimination on the job and in other aspects of life.
So we organized the women’s unit. They demonstrated that women can fight. A people whose women fight alongside men- that people is invincible…
We will organize female combatants, female militias; we will keep them trained- all of them, on a voluntary basis. And to all the young women I see here with their dresses draped in the red and black of the July 26th movement, I ask you to learn how to handle weapons.
-Fidel Castro, January 1st 1959
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