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Women’s Liberation
Shattering the idea of ‘women’s work’

Shattering the idea of ‘women’s work’

Women and the workplace in socialist societies Although politicians might occasionally make hollow statements and enact toothless policies about gender non-discrimination, the historical record of women’s participation in professions under capitalism is dismal. Women...

A socialist perspective on ending women’s oppression

A socialist perspective on ending women’s oppression

United, anti-capitalist struggle The following is based on a talk presented at the Socialist Women’s Conference in New York City on Feb. 11, 2007, hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The vital question for us today is: How can the liberation of women and...

Women’s leadership and the Black liberation struggle

Women’s leadership and the Black liberation struggle

Review of "Want to Start a Revolution?" (NYU Press, 2009) For centuries, history was taught as the history of great, powerful, elite men. While historical writing has become far more diverse in recent years—entire fields focus on cultural and social transformations,...

Assata Shakur, woman warrior

Assata Shakur, woman warrior

Understanding the FBI's recent attacks On May 2, the Federal Bureau of Investigation suddenly announced that they had placed Assata Shakur on its “Most Wanted Terrorists” list, making her the first woman to be so designated. The state of New Jersey also raised the...

Lolita Lebron: ‘I am a Revolutionary’

Lolita Lebron: ‘I am a Revolutionary’

Lolita Lebron, Puerto Rican nationalist leader and revered icon of independence, died on August 1, 2010 at age 90. She suffered from a cardiopulmonary condition. Amidst a sea of Nationalist and Puerto Rican flags, hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects to...

The history of IWD: Women’s power is people’s power!

March 8 marks the 99th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The date honors the economic, political and social achievements of working-class women worldwide. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in the United States on Feb. 28, 1909, following a...

Can sexism be eliminated under capitalism?

Can sexism be eliminated under capitalism?

How can women be liberated from the many bonds of sexism in U.S. society? For well over a century, powerful women leaders and mass movements have struggled to accomplish that challenge. Yet the situation remains grim. Despite the fanfare of high-profile women...