women

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.

Filipina workers in Romania, 2008

An account of some struggles of migrant workers from the Philippines in Romania in 2008.

1949-2007: Women workers in China

Wildcat analyse the situation, role and struggles of women in China from the Cultural Revolution until today.

Gender, migration and domestic labor

Happy cleaner: a recruitment photo

Prol-Position on the proletarianisation of domestic labour and housework, and the role of migrant workers and gender.

Fighting plant closure: Women in the Plessey occupation, 1982 - Patricia Findlay

Occupied Plessey plant

A history of the occupation of the Plessey capacitor plant in 1982 after its closure was announced by 220 women workers.

Thoughts on 8 March (Women’s Day) - Ting Ling

Ting Ling (also spelled Ding Ling)

A discussion of Women's Day - written in 1942 in Yenan, China, where the Red Army had settled in cave dwellings at the end of their Long March retreat. This text was one of several that made criticisms of the ruling Maoist elite at Yenan. It was condemned as "narrowly feminist" and Ting Ling and others were successfully pressured to repent and disown their criticisms. Nevertheless - depending on the changing fortunes of competing bureaucratic factions - Ting Ling suffered periodic persecution for decades afterwards as a result of daring to publicly criticise the ruling hierarchy.

Make Your Own Tea: Women's Realm and Other Recipes and Patterns

Article from issue 73 of Class War looking at the reasons why so few women joined Class War (and other revolutionary groups).

Women in the Spanish revolution - Solidarity

Liz Willis writes on the conditions and role of women in and around the Spanish Civil War and revolution of 1936-1939.