“Mexican women were essential to the revolution in a number of ways. They were involved in politics, were strong advocates for the causes they believed in, and participated in life on the battlefields. The female political figures were probably the most important and influential women in the Mexican Revolution. They were prominent political activists, thinkers, writers, figures, role models, and were fearless in their pursuit of their goals, often resulting in jail terms. Both upper and lower class women managed to get high in the ranks of politics despite the inequalities they had to face, and gained the respect of men and women alike. Many of these female political figures also set the precedent for generations to come in their thinking and political tactics. Not only did these women find a place in society other than by the stove, they won the appreciation and respect of men and women around them.
Women were also important in their selfless support of the troops that fought the battles. These soldaderas (female soldiers) not only joined the men on the front lines, but they also supported them in a way that allowed the troops to succeed, by doing the many thankless tasks that go along with fighting. Unfortunately, because of women’s lower class standing, male historians have often omitted information about many of these spectacular women. The legends of these women have been popularized romanticized by male storytellers, making them seem more like sexual beings rather than heroes. ”