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International Women’s Day Resources

One of the earliest observances of International Women’s Day (March 8) was in 1909, in New York. It was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

Here is a short list of books, films, and other resources on the subject of women’s liberation and resistance, and where you can find them:

Films

Blood Of The Condor (Sangre de Condor) – 1969
A critique of US hegemony that sheds light on the sterilization of indigenous women in Bolivia
*English subtitles

The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance (2013)
How the Munduruku Indians are fighting back against the Brazilian government’s desecration of native lands
*English subtitles

Soraida, A Woman of Palestine (2004)
A look at the occupation of Palestine through the eyes of fighter and mother, Soraida, and the women around her who are forced to live under occupation
*English subtitles

Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders (2002)
A powerful account of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its women
*film not available online, but can be ordered

A Raisin In The Sun (1961)
A film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry, which went on to become the first play written by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway (1959).
*better quality version available for online viewing (link above) for $2.99USD

!Women Art Revolution (2010)
An exploration of?feminism and art, with focus on anti-war and civil rights movements.

Books/Resources

Marxism and Feminism (for purchase)
Contributions by Sara Carpenter, Delia D. Aguilar, and Himani Bannerji and edited by Shahrzad Mojab

Night-Vision: Illuminating War & Class on the Neo-Colonial Terrain (PDF)
Butch Lee and Red Rover

Unpacking Transphobia (full text)
Emma Allen, Radical Women

Exodus and Reconstruction: Working-Class Women at the Heart of Globalization (full text)
Bromma

New Woman: From The New Morality and the Working Class(full text)
Alexandra Kollontai

Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale (PDF)
Maria Mies

Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: An Agenda for Theory (PDF)
Catharine A. MacKinnon

Proletarian Feminism
Maosoleum Blog

Feminism Is for Everybody and The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (PDF)
bell hooks

Women As Other (full text)
Simone de Beauvoir

Lenin On The Women’s Question (full text)
Clara Zetkin

Women In The Revolution (full text)
Fidel Castro

Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Elizabeth Schulte on Frederick Engels’ book

Liberation At Gunpoint: The Politics of Feminist Imperialism
Lecture by Deepa Kumar


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