History is not short on patriarchal bias, and books are clear proof of that. Their accomplishments are sometimes even credited to their spouses or to a group of male colleagues, diminishing the contributions of women just as qualified as their male counterparts. And Puerto Rico — a US territory that has always existed in it own cultural spectrum — has a history of repeating those same patriarchal patterns. Today, when the now-defunct Partido Nacionalista is celebrated, many remember its main leader Pedro Albizu Campos, who the United States government imprisoned and tortured until his death. Even when we celebrate iconic Puerto Rican women, like Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, and Olympic medalist Monica Puig, there are still many others who need to be remembered and revered for their contributions, not only to Puerto Rico, but the world.
Puerto Rican women have a look of an extraordinary nature. During the whole history Puerto Rico was rendered with a huge influence from many different. The recorded history of women in Puerto Rico can trace its roots back to the era of the Taíno, the indigenous people of the Caribbean, who inhabited the island.
Puerto Rican women have a look of an extraordinary nature. During the whole history Puerto Rico was rendered with a huge influence from many different cultures.
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In the early part of the 19th Century the women in Puerto Rico were Spanish subjects and had few individual rights. Those who belonged to the upper class of the Spanish ruling society had better educational opportunities than those who did not. However, there were many women who were already active participants in the labor movement and in the agricultural economy of the island. After Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in as a result of the Spanish—American War, women once again played an integral role in Puerto Rican society by contributing to the establishment of the University of Puerto Rico , women's suffrage , women's rights , civil rights , and to the military of the United States.