These are serious anarchists on the move.

Though Franco's regime imposed a brutal level of repression on Spanish women, they had previously asserted a remarkably radical and powerful role in the fight against subjugation, both by encroaching fascists and the sexist revolutionaries who sought liberation primarily for men. Anarchist women's organizations like Mujeres Libresā€”who refused to "separate the women's problem from the social problem" and thus did not identify as feministā€”not only issued supplies to the militia but also trained their members to fight.

Image via Getty.