Bound-Risk: The Mujeres de Yucatan por la Democracia

Bound-Risk: The Mujeres de Yucatan por la Democracia The Mujeres de Yucatan por la Democracia(Yucatecan Women for Democracy; MYD) is a reformistcivic association focusing on the politicaltransformation of democracy, organized to confront theMexican state. The MYD, struggling against the status quo andactive in the fight for democratic transformation, hasbecome a means for self-empowering its members. Althoughthe MYD's activism does not, on the surface, appear to threaten gender hierarchy, thedivision of labor, or the politics of women's dailylives, it does affect gender relations. Attitudes ofwomen towards themselves are changing, their home-lives are being transformed, and their work-lives arealso changing. As to the possible long-term effects ofthese changes, we can only conjecture that they have thepotential for introducing new values into daily life in a culture that traditionally hassilenced women's voices. These are transitional times inMexico where the women activists of MYD will not retreatto their way of life before the MYD was founded. The MYD has transformed women's self-definitionand fundamentally affected their view ofsociety. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Bound-Risk: The Mujeres de Yucatan por la Democracia

Sex Roles , Volume 39 (8) – Oct 6, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1018835428945
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Abstract

The Mujeres de Yucatan por la Democracia(Yucatecan Women for Democracy; MYD) is a reformistcivic association focusing on the politicaltransformation of democracy, organized to confront theMexican state. The MYD, struggling against the status quo andactive in the fight for democratic transformation, hasbecome a means for self-empowering its members. Althoughthe MYD's activism does not, on the surface, appear to threaten gender hierarchy, thedivision of labor, or the politics of women's dailylives, it does affect gender relations. Attitudes ofwomen towards themselves are changing, their home-lives are being transformed, and their work-lives arealso changing. As to the possible long-term effects ofthese changes, we can only conjecture that they have thepotential for introducing new values into daily life in a culture that traditionally hassilenced women's voices. These are transitional times inMexico where the women activists of MYD will not retreatto their way of life before the MYD was founded. The MYD has transformed women's self-definitionand fundamentally affected their view ofsociety.

Journal

Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

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