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International Women's Day
Day for women's rights and world peace.

Frauentag 1914

(excerpt from the text: "To fight for this natural human right must be the invincible, adamant will of every woman, of every worker. No rest and no break!")

8 marta

("8th of March is the day of rebellion of the working women against kitchen slavery")

Women's march on Versailles

(Women's march on Versailles, 1789)

It is often forgotten how closely linked the fight of women is with the fight of the working class for a better tomorrow: Clara Zetkin, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, Alexandra Kollontai. The women led demonstrations on March, 8th in 1917 toppled the centuries old regime of the czar in Russia, as over a century before the women led revolts toppled the feudal regime in France in 1789. 

"Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex." (K.M., 12th December 1868)

shapinglight  links to the corresponding wiki article on her LJ:

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Feminine ferment.

I rather like that.

Thank you for linking to that astonishingly open wiki article.

I've just read police protocols from the French revolution, as well as the Russian revolution: In both cases the authorities point out that it was women who led the protests, and without whom they would have easily quelled the uprisings.

"There is no success without women." (K. Tucholsky)


It is an interesting page. I hadn't really thought about the origins of the day before. Also, in China today is a national holiday, but only for women. Imagine that. So some fun trivia too.

I tend to think it is way more than trivia - it is our history, our struggle and we need to connect to our roots and origins, as well as the different forms it took and takes in different societies.

If we forget our history, we cannot learn from it (and are doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again).

It should be a holiday all over the world. :)

If we forget our history, we cannot learn from it (and are doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again).

So true, and so irritating that no matter how many times it's said, it gets ignored.

Thank you for this post ♥

Thank You for Your posts! I didn't respond - but they're both on my tab and to-do! :-)

Looking forward to future chats, then! :)

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