Over many of the past years just about every nation or country has changed dramatically for many reasons. One of the major and discussed reasons is nationalism; nationalism is the political ideology that involves a strong identification of a group of individual's with a nation. As well as nationalism motherhood and women's right played roles as well in shaping how the world operates today. During this time many women across the world was looked upon as the women of households, and not really given the same rights legally as men.
With political revolutions in Latin America and reform movements in Britain specifically towards the word "male" in laws and other provisions about the voting franchise. This would have a result of ultimately ending with women becoming more active in the political revolution of the late 18th and early 19th century. Many of the women of this time drafted grievances, hosted meetings, served as spies, signed petitions, carried weapons and supplies, and cared for the wounded. Women's groups' also active lobbyists as constitutions between the 1890's and 1930's were being drafted. With real power being held by wealthy land owner, many of whom were slave-holders, women found exposure due to their abolitionist writings. A federation of associations that advocated female suffrage addressed concerned of working class women, but they rejected the discussion of class conflict or social revolution. Male nationalist reformers resented the economic and political domination of the coffee-growing elite; they advocated modernization with an eye to making Brazil a more self-sufficient nation. Some dissatisfaction would grow stronger when coffee exports collapsed with the world economic crash of 1929. In 1932 , a new Brazilian electoral code enfranchised women under the same condition as men. Following that women's right to vote was affirmed in the new constitution of 1934.
Many theorists of nationalism have noted the tendency of nationalists to liken the nation to a family. It is a predominantly male ran household in which both men and women have 'natural' roles to play. While women may be subordinated politically in nationalist movements and politics, as we have seen asserted above, they occupy an important symbolic place as the mothers of the nation. As exalted 'mothers in the fatherland' their purity must be impeccable, and so nationalists often have a special interest in the sexuality and sexual behavior of their women. While traditionalist men may be defenders of the family and the nation, women are thought by traditionalists to embody family and national honor; women's shame is the family's shame, the nation's shame, the man's shame.