The purpose of this website is to gain a cohesive perspective of Chicana Women’s Movement, and further the awareness of Chicana Feminism. To truly understand Chicana Feminism, it is crucial to realize the struggles that Chicanas have endured that spawned their involvement, the ideals and the historical context of the movement, and, finally, the ways in which Chicanas choose to employ these ideals, from protest to poetry.
"The oppression suffered by Chicanas is different from that suffered by most women in this country. Because Chicanas are part of an oppressed nationality, they are subjected to the racism practiced against La Raza. Since the overwhelming majority of Chicanos are workers, Chicanas are also victims of the exploitation of the working class. But in addition, Chicanas, along with the rest of women, are relegated to an inferior position because of their sex. Thus, Raza women suffer a triple form of oppression: as members of an oppressed nationality, as workers, and as women."
– Mirta Vidal (1971)