In order to study the impact of populism on women, the life of one woman -Maria Eva Duarte de Peron - better known as Evita - reveals many answers. Evita etched her image not only in the minds of Argentines but the entire world in the 1940s and 1950s. She deserves credit for helping her countrywomen achieve suffrage and become involved in Argentine political life. More than 40 years later, her fame lives on. Her influence as a political leader - albeit a non-elected one - surely laid the foundation for greater participation of women in politics. This article looks at Evita's role in the advancement of Argentine women, her strengths and weaknesses as a political leader and whether she can be considered a feminist.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||The International Affairs Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|