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Womens’ Rights

The Woman Question in the Work of Leon Trotsky

What do the works of revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky have to say about patriarchal oppression under capitalism and the path forward for women's liberation?

Andrea D'Atri

July 22, 2020

Socialist Revolution, Women’s Liberation, and the Withering Away of the Family

Some say that Marxism is only interested in economic problems and ignores oppression. But the Russian Revolution showed how Marxists tried to end women's oppression by socializing reproductive work. They believed relationships should be based exclusively on love, not social coercion.

Joe Biden, Tara Reade and the Farce of Liberal Feminism

Tara Reade's credible sexual assault accusation against Joe Biden has been ignored by the media and by the DNC. Liberal feminists have rushed to Biden's rescue without hesitation. What does this tell us about feminism, the Democratic Party, and the "lesser evil" strategy?

Women Across Europe Mobilize Against Gender-Based Violence and Neoliberalism

Hundreds of thousands of women across Europe participated in demonstrations against violence and economic oppression for International Women’s Day this year. These demonstrations took place in the context of incredible class struggle underway across the continent. Many of the mobilizations were subject to severe repression by the police, who fight to uphold the sexist and violent institutions of the state.

Madeleine Freeman

March 10, 2020

Over a Million Mobilize for International Women’s Day in Latin America

Millions across Latin America took the streets on March 8 for International Women's Day. All over, the message was clear: women want an end to all violence and oppression.

Sou Mi

March 10, 2020

Catalan Labor Union Calls Strike on International Women’s Day

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) in Catalonia has called for a 24-hour strike on International Women’s Day, March 8.

IzquierdaDiario.es

March 3, 2020

Trump’s Far Right State of the Union: Red Baiting, Xenophobia and Imperialism

The State of the Union speech was a right-wing circus, often applauded by the Democrats. Here are just a few of the worst ideas put forward.

Maria Aurelio

February 5, 2020

Women Worldwide Protest Against Sexual Assault

"A Rapist in Your Way" (Un violador en tu camino) is a feminist outcry against sexual assault and the violence of the state against women protesters. Originating in Chile, where people are rising up against austerity and the repressive Piñera government, this performance piece has been adopted by protesters worldwide.

Julia Wallace

December 24, 2019

In Turkey, Seven Women Are On Trial for Playing “A Rapist in Your Way”

Seven women were arrested in Istanbul after performing the iconic dance "A Rapist in Your Way." The state prosecutor is pushing for sentences of up to two years in prison.