Hatless women (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

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Learn about the hatless women from the twenties. In this exercise you'll practise idiomatic expressions and El Condicional Simple to narrate past events.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "dictatorship (government of a dictator)", "publicly", "to scandalise", "to stone (to throw stones at)", "incident", "on the contrary" and "seed".

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During the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera in Spain in the twenties, a group of intellectual women emerged whose objective was to defend the rights of women and not conforming to the standards of the time. These customs included compulsory hatwearing outdoors, and this group of intellectuals would become the first women who would renounce hatwearing in public, scandalising the majority of the population. One day, at the Puerta del Sol, they were stoned while walking without hats, but this incident would not make them give up their progressive ideas rather the opposite, since they became associated with various organizations that would be the seed of current feminism, therefore the role of all these women was really important in the evolution of society.

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