This sounds dismissive. Maybe use a more active word, like militant or activists
The presentation is well-organized and thoroughly analyzes the feminist movements in Spain during the Franco dictatorship. It provides valuable insight into the struggle of women like Calvet, who fought for their rights when denied fundamental freedoms. Your project is an excellent example of a well-researched and informative piece of writing.
Overall, I think it's a good introduction to feminism and its evolution during Franco, but I think you need to engage more with the testimony (e.g. write direct quotes from Calvet; paraphrase what she had to say about one of the topics you mention, etc.) Calvet shows up only as a name in your blog.
Perhaps you can expand a little bit on Sección femenina, one or two examples of their vision of women would be enough. Were women allowed to work? If so, under what circumstances? etc
Does it have an author?
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What topic(s), event(s), and/or theme(s) does this project explore? Are these topic(s), event(s), and/or theme(s) explored successfully from a historical perspective? From a creative perspective? Explain.
After analyzing the project above, it is clear that it explores the role of women during the Franco dictatorship in Spain and their everlasting fight for women's rights. In addition, the project successfully explores the historical perspective of the topic by not only providing relevant details but facts pertaining to the era and the specific feminist movements. However, from a creative perspective, I believe the project lacks a unique voice that could make it more interesting to read. For instance, the author could potentially add a few quotes from María Dolores Calvet testimony to make it more unique, because it would be words coming directly from her mouth.
How is the testimony used or featured? Do you think this treatment is successful? Why or why not?
In short, the testimony of María Dolores Calvet is used as a prime example of one of the women who fought for women's rights during the era of Franco. Her story is interwoven with historical facts and events to provide a broader understanding of the general topic. In my opinion, this treatment is highly successful, specifically because it highlights the personal struggles and achievements of women during the era and makes the topic more relatable even in the 21st century.
How does the format of the project advance and/or hinder the author's interpretation? Explain.
In all honesty, I feel as if the format of this project is too straightforward, which could potentially hinder the author’s overall interpretation to some extent. In other words, I believe the project would be a little bit better if it were more visually appealing. For instance, the four pictures included in the article are indeed extremely helpful, but at the same time, you could add many different multimedia besides just pictures. For instance, you could make a mini timeline for a certain portion of the text, which would not only help the author understand better but would also help the readers of this article understand the information more clearly as well.
Do you have additional comments and/or recommendations for the author?
Overall, the project is highly informative and provides a valuable perspective on the role of women during the Franco dictatorship. With that said, I truly don’t have any additional comments or recommendations, as this project is near perfect.
I really like this sentence, as it leaves the reader with a sense of hope that despite all the odds, Calvet has pretty much devoted her entire life to supporting feminism.
This sentence was a little hard to read, so I would try to reword it a little bit. Other than that though, this paragraph flows perfectly. It also continues to give further insight on what Calvet was achieving as a feminist during the Franco dictatorship.
As a reader, I found this very helpful because although this article is specifically about increasing feminism in Spain, it also gives the opposite side of women who supported Franco’s dictatorship, and wanted feminism to remain as just traditional roles.
In other words, I believe it is important to ultimately see both sides of the women, and I’m glad you included this!
I feel as if you could maybe expand on what exactly is meant by “true equality.” It could potentially give the reader a better understanding and insight of what women were truly fighting for in Spain.
Once again, I really like how you used this phrase as well. I mainly found this phrase interesting because it seems as if every society throughout history has defined the roles of women exactly like this, no matter where at in the world.
I really like how you implemented the phrase “traditional roles,” because it helps the reader know one of the major ideologies the women in Spain were fighting against.
It also gives the reader a better understanding of the specific time period you are talking about as well, because whenever we talk about traditional roles of women, we often think of the 1930s or 1940s!