International Women's Day. Defend the Gains of October
Publisher: Beaton, Lynn
Year Published: 1987
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22873
Beaton calls for the defence of the gains made in the emancipation of women by the October revolution.
It is equally important to give leadership within the 'women's movement' which is dominated by bourgeois feminist ideology and Stalinism, both of which try to stifle the revolutionary surge of women by arguing that the plight of women must be 'reformed' within capitalism, before we can fight for the socialist revolution.
A vital principle of our call is the defence of the conquests of the 1917 October Revolution.
As mentioned earlier, the gains made for the emancipation of women by this revolution were considerable and were among the first to be destroyed by the Stalinists.