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Gender & Sexuality

10,000 at International Women’s Day in Berlin

At two different demonstrations on Wednesday, ten thousand people came onto the streets of Berlin in defense of women's rights. Their goal was to combine anti-sexist and anti-racist struggles. Striking workers were also present.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 12, 2017

Largest Mexican Women’s Day of the 21st Century

In Mexico City, 10,000 women took to the streets on Wednesday as park of the International Women's Strike. The socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses) organized a block of 300 workers and youth.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 9, 2017

International Women’s Day: Feminism and Workers’ Movements

On March 8, thousands of women around the world took to the streets and went on strike. What is International Women's Day and where did it come from?

Angela Dunne

March 9, 2017

Women on Strike: Reclaiming Socialism for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (previously known as International Working Women’s Day) was created by socialists to commemorate the women garment workers’ strike in 1908. These two aspects of March 8 -- workers’ mobilizations and socialism -- must be forcefully taken up in the Trump era.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 8, 2017

Rise Up With the Women of the World

The women's movement rejects the fake symbolism of a few wealthy women on top--even women of color--as our inspiration or goal. We--poor, working-class, immigrant, black, trans disabled--are the leaders we have been waiting for.

Julia Wallace

March 7, 2017

International Women’s Day in the Land of Femicides

Left Voice interviews Mexican socialist, Joss Espinoza. She is a student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an activist in the socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses).

Joss Espinosa

March 7, 2017

Maquila Workers Against Femicide and Exploitation

The conditions of the Mexican working class are a product of the United States’ imperialist relationship with Mexico which has been perpetuated by both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

Ximena Goldman

March 7, 2017

“The Future Is Female” Is Not A Progressive Slogan

“The Future Is Female” is a corporate feminist slogan. It erases queer, trans, and other non-binary people entirely, and it implies erasing men, which is not feminist.

Sam Miller

February 21, 2017

The Failure of Liberal Feminism in the Trump Era

The restrictions imposed by the new administration on the right to choose and the promise of new attacks raise the question of how to defend women’s rights in the Trump era.

Celeste Murillo

February 6, 2017