Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day! My latest Nation post discusses the radical history of International Women's Day, which was invented and promoted by commie firebrand types like Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai. The purpose of the original International Women's Day celebrations was to bring together two great political movements, feminism and socialism, and to pay tribute women’s revolutionary potential.

Nowadays, the celebration often seems like just another opportunity to sell cheap pink crap. But as a sobering new report reveals, women around the globe continue to trail behind men by every economic measure. One hundred years after the first International Women's Day, we need a feminism that fights gender inequality and economic inequality as much as we ever did.