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La Mujer Moderna

Teresa Palomo Acosta General Entry

La Mujer Moderna was a feminist newspaper founded in San Antonio by Andrea and Teresa Villarreal, two sisters associated with the Partido Liberal Mexicano, the radical political party of the Mexican Revolution. The newspaper was in operation in 1910. The sisters Villarreal were part of a group of female intellectuals of the period, including Laredo poet and activist Sara Estela Ramírez, who supported the aims of the revolution both in the state as well as in Mexico. Along with the El Paso weekly Voz de la Mujer, which was published by Isidra T. de Cárdenas, La Mujer Moderna promoted a feminist perspective during this time of social and economic upheaval in Mexican society. It was also part of an array of labor or radical newspapers of the revolution that included Reforma, Libertad y Justicia, La Bandera Roja, and others.

W. Dirk Raat, Revoltosos: Mexico's Rebels in the United States, 1903–1923 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1981).


  • Journalism
  • Peoples
  • Mexican Americans
  • Writers, Authors, Publications, and Literature
  • Literature
  • Women
  • Activism and Social Reform

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Teresa Palomo Acosta, “La Mujer Moderna,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 22, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995

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