Pinochet agreed to the plebiscite because his constitution promised it and he believed that. Lecture 14: women"s movements in chile he was going to win. He wanted to be seen as legitimate therefore, he upheld his promise. Women voted for no by a slim majority was a huge relief to prodemocracy forces. People believed that it would run the risk of class conflict and the intense polarization before. Women protest allende: march of pots and pans 1972. Women protested allende"s government and the rationing of food. It encouraged the idea even in prodemocracy circles that women are conservative. Grouped women together and offered sewing and knitting classes. Also taught women how to raise children to fight against marxism. The only organization that pinochet creates to mobilize people. Fascism authoritarian leader"s creation of a mass political party (i. e. nazi. This may be considered the only fascist element of pinochet"s government.