The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
Part One

Publisher:  International Communist League
Date Written:  24/03/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20731

The Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 was the greatest victory for the world's working people and for all of the oppressed. The spark for the revolutionary upsurge was a mass outpouring of women in Petrograd on International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8 (February 23 by the old Julian calendar). While in recent years bourgeois feminists have usurped IWD, in fact it is a workers' celebration that originated in 1908 among female needle trades workers in Manhattan.

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