women

Italy: women in the Fiat factory

The following article was written by a Turin collective working on the problems of women employed by Fiat. It was published in Lotta Continua, February 1970.

Raw materials for a theory of the young-girl -Tiqqun

Translation of a text appearing in Tiqqun 1 in 1999. Attached as pdf. Reproduced for reference, not as an endorsement of its politics.

Solidarity and sex - Chris Knight

The first human revolution was led by women, argues Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group in this article with which we do not agree but reproduce it for reference.

Sex and the human revolution - Chris Knight

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group looks at the transition from ape to human and quantity into quality, plus the importance of language, counter-dominance and sex in the human story.

On the socialist origins of International Women's Day - Temma Kaplan

International Women's Day, St Petersburg 1917

Temma Kaplan explains the origins of International women's day in the workers' movement in the USA, Europe and during the Russian Revolution.

Peasant women's protest during collectivisation - Lynne Viola

A history of women's riots against collectivization in Stalin's Russia.

The Everyday Lives of Parisian Women and the October Days of 1789 - David Garrioch

'The men are holding back, the men are cowards . . . we will take over'

On 5 October 1789 thousands of Parisian women tramped twelve miles to Versailles to bring the king back to the capital. This event radicalised the French Revolution.

Subsistence riots in Russia during World War I - Barbara Engel

Article on food riots, mostly by women, during World War I which helped spark the Russian revolution.

Female consciousness and collective action in Barcelona - Temma Kaplan

Barcelona women protest at the cost of essentials, 1918

Article on women's protests in Spain between 1910 and 1918, which had many similarities to those that sparked the French and Russian Revolutions.

(Trigger warning as this article contains mention of sexual violence)

Women - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on women, feminism, sexism and patriarchy.