The Socialist Origins of International Women’s Day

Proposed by Julie Copeland From the beginning, International Women’s Day has been an occasion to celebrate working women and fight capitalism. In 1894, Clara Zetkin took to the pages of the Social Democratic women’s magazine Die Gleichheit (Equality), which she had founded three years earlier, to polemicize against the mainstream of German feminism. “Bourgeois feminism …

Misogyny: Women ‘should be protected’ under hate crime laws

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Women should be protected under expanded hate crime laws, according to a new report from the Law Commission. The independent body that advises government said misogyny should be treated in the same way as other discrimination when it is the motivation for a crime. Campaigners welcomed the proposal, including Labour MP …

Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day

20/9/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy UN Women/Piyavit Thongsa-Ard – A migrant worker sews clothes in a factory in western Thailand. Working more than 12 hours a day, with overtime, they earn less than the minimum daily wage, leaving them with barely enough money for rent, food, or savings. 18 September 2020 – The United Nations is marking the …

FEMINIST WOMEN CONTINUE CALLING FOR MORE POLITICAL ACTION, PROTECTION, JUSTICE, ON HIGH VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – SEIZE CONTROL OF A FEDERAL BUILDING

Sent by Sissy Vovoy By KATE LINTHICUM – SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 MEXICO CITY — Dressed in black hoods and armed with spray paint, the women stormed into Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission and seized control. They evicted government workers, ripped paintings of revolutionary heroes from the walls and declared that from now on, the federal building in downtown Mexico …