I sat yesterday in front of a blank word document for hours as I struggled to put to page what I wanted to say today. I had a little essay plan, like the good student I am, with the key points I wanted to thread through the story, but they didn’t make sense. I couldn’t … Read more
The socialist roots of International Working Women’s Day have been consigned to the history books, supplanted by a liberal feminist celebration devoid of a class character. Gone are the days of mobilisation for women’s liberation; in their place are shallow displays of white feminism – the alienation of exploited, marginalised women and the upholding of the patriarchal capitalist system. This is a call to reclaim the origins of a celebration, a day recognising the power of working women from all backgrounds to change the world as they have done in the past and will do again.