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BRACAMONTE, Lucía. Feminism and women rights: gender representations in the Bahia Blanca's catholic press at the beginning of the XX Century. Aljaba [online]. 2011, vol.15, pp. 29-56. ISSN 1669-5704.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, the catholic groups in Bahia Blanca get closer to the faithful of the city and the general regional area through many publications, showing their preoccupation for the "social question" and starting the dissemination of the social catholic principles like a palliative and to stop the advance of forces like liberalism socialism, anarchism and feminism. The proposal of this article actually consists in identifying the contents of this last one, since those that write in the catholic media use this word when they get into the debate, according to the standards of that time, about the "woman question". Considering that journalism, in its character of a mass communication media, assumes, among others, the configuration and dissemination function of the gender representations, it is postulated that the use of the word "feminism" in the press in Bahia Blanca is polysemic, thus several different meanings can be distinguished depending if the word is used with a catholic meaning or is associated to the movements that question the feminim subordination and fight for the recognition of women rights.
Keywords : Women; Rights; Feminism; Press; Catholicism.