Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Histomat celebrates International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, which has been celebrated by women since 1909 following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. One of the major weaknesses of Histomat so far has been its almost complete lack of attention paid towards questions of women's oppression and women's liberation - and a tokenistic post on International Women's Day does not really make up for that. Apologies. There is a great post full of helpful links about Women's History over at Early Modern Notes, while over at Marxists.Org there is a wonderful collection on 'Women and Marxism'. Worth checking out in particular are A History of the Modern Women's Liberation Movement, in their own words and this glossary of Women's Liberation. Finally, for an article on why women are still paid lower than men today, see here, while I did enjoy Ed Rooksby's post about Tessa Jowell, which reminds us that the life of a New Labour Cabinet Minister is very far from the reality of life and work for the vast majority of women in the UK today.

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At 11:29 am, Blogger maps said...

Report on the Auckland event here:


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