Women

The Democratic Party Failed To Protect And Expand Women’s Rights, Trump Plans To Destroy Them

After 8 years of a Democratic Party government led by Obama and the astonishing victory of Donald Trump one thing is now certain in the U.S: the bourgeois-liberal turn towards the “politics of identity”, embodied in the rhetoric of “empowerment”, has clearly failed. Identity politics, the idea that it...

Feminicides: to confront violence, organization and self-defense

2019 has started with a lot of sexist violence coming up. At the end of this edition, there had been thousands of women murdered, apart from group rapes and other cases that the media has turned into a showcase. The Catholic and Evangelical Churches are still silent about it. By:...

March 8: Stop the factories, protest on the streets!

“International Working Women’s Day” is not any other date, as for a long time they tried to make us believe. Over the last decades, this day was distorted by bourgeois imperialist institutions and by reformism, which separated March 8 from its nature of struggle first –by commercializing the liberation...

How Socialists Understand and Respond to Violence Against Women

The second half of the Spring semester had been exhausting and traumatic for many of us. From the moment we learned that one of our most prominent activists was accused of rape, we all knew that we were in for an emotional rollercoaster that would stretch our collective...

Women on the streets and barricades to defeat Ortega-Murillo!

On past April 18 began the demonstrations in Nicaragua against the reforms to the Social Security system. Although the government was forced to step back with its proposal, the demonstrations continued and gained more strength, confronting not just a reform but also the leave of the government led by...

For a Militant March 8th for Working Women!

The massive demonstrations on January 21st Women’s March- which put more than 3 million in the streets- revealed a huge contradiction. On the one hand, the unforeseen overflowing of the streets showed for the first time in decades that there is the possibility of a massive fight-back against one...

International and Combative March 8 that Echoed Through the World

Last March 8, with pride and emotion we say women of the word complied with the task posed. We retook (and how!) the tradition of struggle of the International Working Women’s Day. Thousand of women and men, from East to West and from North to South of the planet...

There is no revolution without half of the working class

The struggle for the emancipation of women has been intertwined from its beginnings with the socialist worker movement. Marx wrote in his book “The Holy Family” (1845) that “The degree of emancipation of woman is the natural measure of general emancipation”. By Juan Parodi In a private letter he reaffirmed that...

“Empowering” women or “organizing” the struggle for their liberation?

   After March 8th, International Working Women's Day, it is important to think about the content of women's struggle. In the frame of growing male-chauvinist and sexist violence; being left aside, marginated and oppressed by the society, it is normal we stand up for the place we deserve and...

The Question of Neymar and Machismo that Permeates Soccer , Media and Society

From rape accusation to pornography revenge. By: Érika Andreassy, ​​of the National Secretariat of Women of the PSTU, Brazil 06/13/2019 The rape accusation that weighs on Neymar and the coverage given to the case by the press and  social networks show once again the degree of machismo that permeates soccer , the...

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