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Women’s History Month?–well here’s the longest-suffering women freedom-fighters in modern history

presas politicas presentacion libro recuento para historia portada

In light of the "horrible suffering" by Cuba's "brave dissidents" nowadays, we might recall that Castro jailed and tortured 35,150 Cuban women for political crimes and many of them for over a decade, a totalitarian horror utterly unknown--not only in Cuba--but in the Western Hemisphere until the regime so “magnetic” to Barbara Walters, Andrea Mitchell and Diane Sawyer took power.

Many Cuban women were also murdered at the paredon or were beaten to death in prison.

Some of these surviving Cuban ladies suffered twice as long in Castro’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s and under similar conditions. Many live in Miami today but no producer for Oprah or Joy Behar or Katie Couric, none from the Lifetime or Oxygen TV--much less the History Channel, has ever called them. No writer for Cosmo or Glamour or Redbook or Vogue has bothered either. And none have been nominated for Nobel prizes.

Shall we hold our breath for these heroic Cuban ladies to be recognized by the MSM?....

3 comments to Women’s History Month?–well here’s the longest-suffering women freedom-fighters in modern history

  • asombra

    I expect practically any of these ladies is worth at least 50 Katie Courics, not to mention the rest of her kind (though that's not really saying much). Predictably enough, Ms. Couric and her female media analogs are not interested.

  • asombra

    A gift (maybe) for Humberto, George, Honey and others: if you haven't read Paul Johnson's book "Intellectuals" (from Marx to Chomsky), you MUST. Get it from a library or get a paperback version from Amazon. It is a great work, a very telling dissection of all manner of sacred cows with very rancid beef. Each chapter covers a specific person, so you can read it as individual chunks. Start with Marx. I guarantee you won't regret it.

  • Thanks, amigo. Bought it the month it came out. The part on Hemingway featured heavily in my Fidel and Che books.

    (Now, in Modern Times Johnson has a few errors on Cuban history. but no big deal. He gets the right points across.)