Luisa Capetillo's Analysis

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Luisa Capetillo wrote of women, through her opinion of how to aid lower class women with the help of upper class women. Through aiding lower-class women, upper class women form a mutually beneficial relationship allowing for female liberation. Capetillo essay is about how to change the place of upper and lower class women. To enact change, the process must start from the top down- upper to lower class women. Capetillo made her argument through entering the conversation around a women’s place, then moving into how religion, privilege and brotherhood effect society. Each of these themes connect for Capetillo for her to understand how to help to create change for all class of women in Puerto Rican society. Capetillo entered a conversation around a women’s place in society. At the time of writing her article the prevailing thought of a women’s place was “that women in the public sphere and the workplace would lose ground, jeopardizing their home, their family and their children” (Capetillo, 187). The idea of women jeopardizing home life and children, by leaving the home and working in the public sphere …show more content…
She argued the belief upper class women had time, money, and education to help to change in society. The subject of change is approached through upper class women understanding their privilege over working class women: “And she should notice if their roof doesn’t leak, and if the inhabitant can live the house in sanitary conditions, that it is sufficiently clean so that she would want to live there herself” (Capetillo, 189). Upper class women fundamentally needed to understand that they were born into privilege that allowed for them to have advantages over working-class women. These advantages allowed for upper class women with the ability to hold offices in the public sphere. Offices that lower-class women would never has access

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