Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Rita Arditti
Human Rights Activist

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But in doing so [the Grandmothers and Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo] transformed the role completely because they became so public and they challenged the separation between the traditional and the public role of women showing that what is called traditional is also a public issue. Caring for your children was something they were doing, but that is something that everyone should be doing. What was called public was deficient in not incorporating that dimension of caring that they brought. So they started as very traditional — mothers and housewives — but in the process of fighting for the recognition of the traditional role, they transcended them and they challenged that separation between the private and the public.

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