The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
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 Womens 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.