Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
International Women's Day

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Date Written:  2016-03-05
Publisher:  Connexions
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX18899

In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forward by Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women. A key focus at that time was winning the vote for women, with the slogan "The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism". The link between women's rights and socialism became even clearer a few years later, in 1917, when a Women's Day march in St. Petersburg turned into a revolutionary uprising which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the Russian Revolution.



Topic of the Week: Working Women

Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation
Socialist Feminism in the 21st Century
Women Up in Arms
I Am a Woman and a Human: A Marxist-Feminist Critique of Intersectionality Theory
Pakistan: The hell of sexual harassment in the workplace
Website of the Weeki: Equal Times [http://www.equaltimes.org]
Book of the Week: The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map
Film of the Week: Rosa Luxemburg
Organizing: Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts
People's History: The Paris Commune
From the Archives: International Women's Day: A Militant Celebration, by Alexandra Kollontai

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