Explaining and Opposing Populism, Fascism and Multiple Crises across the Americas

  • Margaret Power
Keywords Fascism in Latin America; the right-wing in Latin America; the right in Chile; Women and the right
Keywords Fascism in Latin America; the right-wing in Latin America; the right in Chile; Women and the right

Abstract

Right-wing women see and project themselves as the moral guardians of their families and their nations. They frequently use a maternalist discourse to explain their activism and justify their actions by claiming their political engagement is an extension of their role as mothers, writ large. For many women, this is an appealing and comfortable identity that affirms their sense of who they are and who they are meant to be.


 

Published
2019-10-10
Section
Debate