La Adelita was an unknown soldadera who also represented feminism. Las soldaderas and the adelitas were integral in creating Mexico’s future. They forged a path toward equality among both genders.
Many female soldiers were young adolescents. They were women of various ethnicities, including Afro-Mexicans and people of Spanish descent.
The women participated in the Mexican Revolution because of their gender role, as wife, as sister, as the person who does the work necessary for any revolution to happen. Soldiers could not eat and would have starved if it had not been for las soldaderas.
The Brown Beret cause was a contemporary revolt that acknowledged those who came before them!