EVITA

 
 
 

EVITA IS A FONT FAMILY BASED ON BANNERS CARRIED DURING A 1947 WOMEN'S DEMONSTRATION IN BUENOS AIRES IN FRONT OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS BY LAW FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE.

The modern suffragist movement in Argentina arose partly in conjunction with the activities of the Socialist Party and anarchists of the early twentieth century. Women involved in larger movements for social justice began to campaign for equal rights and opportunities on par with men.

A great pioneer of women's suffrage was Eva Perón. On February 27, 1946, three days after the elections that consecrated president Juan Perón and his wife First Lady Eva Perón 26 years of age gave his first political speech in an organized women to thank them for their support of Perón's candidacy. On that occasion, Eva demanded equal rights for men and women and particularly, women's suffrage. 

 
 
 
 
 

The draft lottery had social and economic consequences because it generated resistance to military service and the resisters, draft evaders or "draft dodgers", were generally young, well educated, healthy men. The fear of military service in Vietnam forced mostly young men born in the late 1940's to join the National Guard. These young men knew, in advance, that the National Guard would not be sending their soldiers to Vietnam. Many men were unable to join the National Guard, even though they had passed their physicals, because many state National Guards had long waiting lists just to enlist. Still others chose legal sanctions such as imprisonment, either showing their disapproval by burning their draft cards or draft letters, or simply not presenting themselves for the military service test. Others left the country, commonly moving to Canada, with only half returning upon the end of the war.  

 

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