Socialist feminists believe women’s oppression has not always been the same but has changed throughout history and because material conditions are altered by historical processes.
Though women’s oppression is thousands of years old, under capitalism – with its false promises of freedom – women began to organise more frequently and on a wider basis for their liberation. Reading about, and discussing history, how the programme for women’s liberation intersected with a fight to overthrow capitalism, is essential to understanding – and being inspired! – about our fight today.
- A series of articles about the German socialist women’s movement, 1890-1914
- Mary MacArthur – The Chainmakers Champion
- A four-part series on the role of women workers and socialist activists in the 1917 Russian Revolution
- Sylvia Pankhurst – An Organiser for Women
- Edith Lanchester – sectioned for protesting against patriarchy