For International Women’s Day, Left Voice presents a dossier of articles explaining what kind of women’s movement we fight for. Drawing on the socialist women’s group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses), we fight for a women’s movement that is anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, against all forms of oppression and rooted in the working class.
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What Women’s Movement?
Our Feminism Must be Anti-Capitalist: As preparations for the International Women’s Strike are underway in countries around the world, what strategy and what principles must a really liberatory feminism stand for?
Women Workers v. Intersectional Exploitation: Women CEO’s who break the glass ceiling are the enemies of their women employees.
Fight the Boss, Fight Sexism: We need a women’s movement that fights sexual harassment in the workplace, the site where many women experience it.
Equality in Law Does not Mean Equality in Life: Trans liberation is tied to a socialist feminist vision.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day: Feminism and Workers Movements: How did International Women’s Day come about?
Women on Strike: Reclaiming Socialism for International Women’s Day: With the attacks on women’s rights under Trump and the continuing economic crisis, we must reclaim the socialist origins of International Women’s Day.
Rise up with Women of the World: For a feminism that fights all forms of oppression and exploitation!
The Bolsheviks and Women
Women in the Revolution, the Revolution in Women’s Lives: How did the Russian Revolution have an effect on women and what was the Bolshevik vision of women’s liberation?
Love and Socialism: How did the Russian revolutionary leader Alexandra Kollontai think about love? What kind of society did she and other Bolsheviks fight for?
Working-Class Women’s Experiences
Sexist Shaming Makes a Good Nurse: Sexism and sexual harassment are all too common in the nursing field.
The Price of Wonderland: Homeless Disney Worker Dies in Car: A Disney workers writes about her experiences working at Disney and a co-worker who died alone in her car.
Bread and Roses
This is What Socialist Feminism Looks Like: With work stoppages against sexual harassment, representatives in Congress and over five thousand socialist members, Bread and Roses (Pan y Rosas) is one of the largest socialist feminist women’s organizations in the world.
Bread and Roses International Manifesto: Read the Bread and Roses Manifesto, representing over eight counrties.
Socialist Feminism in Practice: Learning from Pan y Rosas: What can we learn from the experience of Pan y Rosas?