Monday, July 25, 2016

7/28 The Marxist Tradition & Women's Liberation

The Marxist Tradition & Women's Liberation

Part One of a Study Series Hosted by the Boston International Socialist Organization

Thursday July 28, 7 PM
358 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02124 (map link)

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There are more female politicians than ever before, but women are still paid less, still bear most of the responsibilities of the home, and still subject to widespread sexual violence. Why?

Socialism has a long tradition in fighting for women's liberation -- like founding International Women's Day or the organizing by Black communist women in Harlem. Marxism provides a framework that can locate the origins of women's oppression, can explain how sexism can be ended, and had directly contributed to the politics of the 1960s and 1970s women's liberation movement.

Join the Boston ISO for part one of a study group on Sharon Smith's "Women & Socialism" to discuss the history of socialism and women's liberation.

Required Reading:
"Women & Socialism" (Updated Edition), Chapter One
"Women's Liberation and the Marxist Tradition"International Socialist Review