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Publication Date

Fall 2014

Course Name

First Year Seminar - Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History


Jeanne Buckley


First Year Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum


In this paper, we discuss the life and achievements of Luisa Capetillo, pioneer Puerto Rican feminist. It goes over all aspects of her life; her family, her education, her relationships, her activism, her beliefs, and her eventual death. It analyzes the importance of the woman and he impact of her thoughts in a world that was not ready for them. Her life, through modern lenses, was exciting and tragic all at the same time, and the changes she made for both women and laborers inspired others wherever she went, even when she was considered taboo and controversial. Her story is of a radical in a time of practicality, and in this paper it is being reviewed practically in a radical time