La mujer en la España post-franquista : Estudio sobre algunas razones para la comprensión de su actual situación.

by Jonsson, Marie

Abstract (Summary)
AbstractThe fight for gender equality is a hot topic in today’s world, and it can help in demonstrating how far a country has come in its development. This essay is based on knowledge of the Swedish culture for women and based on this knowledge we explore the Spanish women’s situation of today. The fact that Sweden has been chosen as one of the leaders in gender equality and yet has not reached its totality is a further factor of this essay. The essay concerns the female fight for equality and in particular the fight of the Spanish women.Five reasons are claimed to be the most important ones to hold and have held women back in Spain. The reasons discussed in the essay are: the Catholic Church, the dictatorship of Franco and the typical Spanish traditional family. Further analysed are also social customs in the Spanish society and the “machismo”. The hypothesis claims these reasons to be guilty of putting women in an inferior position to men in comparison to the Swedish society. In this essay the importance of these concepts is argued in order to be able to understand Spanish women’s reality today, and they are also claimed to still be taking part in preventing women’s liberty.A brief introduction of the history of Spain is presented to further help understand the situation of women today, followed by an introduction of the main source, Constancia de la Mora’s biography Doble Esplendor.Finally, the conclusion is drawn that these five reasons can definitely be seen as culpable in the delay of the development of the Spanish women and the strongest one in this is claimed to be the dictatorship of Franco. Furthermore, an emerging energy is clear to be seen in Spain, laws are changing, and in many some Spain can be seen as a positive example to Sweden when it comes to gender questions, maybe due to the fact that the discussion is newer there. Although we also conclude that even if the Spanish women have come far in only 30 years there still remains a lot to do in order to reach total equality in between genders.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Karlstads universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:03/12/2008

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