Madrid had given the order not to open until Nov 2nd

The next day the workers returned to the factory and learned that Madrid had given the order not to open until further notice. It was at that moment that the 700 women gathered divided into two camps, between the most fierce and the peaceful.

A stone battle was unleashed in which the Civil Guard intervened, which resulted in a group of women going to the civil governor for help. Finally, after a week of closure, the company accepted many of the demands of the employees, although nine of the leaders were expelled.

ACTIVITY IN GUERRILLAS AND SPIES Another of the chapters of the book is dedicated to conflicts. As stated in the volume, previously “the women had already participated actively in the Francesada and had borne the consequences of the invasion on their own flesh, so they knew perfectly well what a war was”.

But the First Carlist, developed between 1833 and 1840, was more difficult since it developed within families and friends who had different positions “and hatred was installed with greater force between both sides.”

Liberal women were grouped militarily as Urban Milicianas in Eibar, Lekeitio and Plentzia, with their own commanders, and several of these women worked as spies, confidants and messengers. Some of them even got to participate in the guerrillas and fight in battles, “many times dressed as men”, but very few were those who got their military effort recognized with a pension and a rank in the ranks.

This is the closing of a volume that claims, the authors point out, that “patriarchy has been a constant and remains today in an important part of the world.”

And works like the one in this collection, whose fourth volume they are sure will see the light “because the appropriate steps are being taken to do so”, shed light “on the impoverishment of the story, which lacks an essential point of view and perspective. : the feminine “.

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