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Please read about Cuba’s new Family Law. It’s the progressive model for family law and women’s liberation and has some stuff in it even a capitalist country could emulate or at least take steps towards.
"The Code promotes equal distribution of domestic responsibilities amongst men and women and extends labor rights to those who care full-time for children, the elderly, or people with disabilities. The code establishes the right to a family life free from violence, one that values love, affection, solidarity and responsibility. It codifies domestic violence penalties, and promotes comprehensive policies to address gender-based violence.
The Code also outlaws child marriage and corporal punishment, stating that parents will have “responsibility” instead of “custody” of children, and will be required to be “respectful of the dignity and physical and mental integrity of children and adolescents.” It also asserts that parents should grant maturing offspring more say over their lives."
The code also includes how surrogacy can only be done ‘altruistically’ for no payment in cash or goods. This is very different from the usa’s for profit adoption system. In Cuba this is possible because the state provides pregnancy care and care to families of all kinds. This is the only way to possibly open the door to ‘altruistic surrogacy’. For profit surrogacy has been a pox on women another way they can trade their life force for cash.
and i know he’s not a woman but in cooperation with the Burkinabe Women’s union Thomas Sankara came to his conclusions in his women’s liberation speech which is an amazing Marxist Leninist work on women’s liberation that’s more modern than Kollontai and a easy read. found online free.
Yes, Cuba’s new Family Code is amazing. Thomas Sankara also did so much for women as well!
Just so you know International Women’s Day is almost only an official holiday in AES or former AES states.
I have some coworkers from former Soviet countries and they treated it as an absolute holy day lol
Angela Davis my beloved
Women hold up more than half the sky
Nothing historically famous to add but I just wanted to shout out my mom and my girlfriend without whom I would have failed and died terribly 1000 times over.
Shoutout my girl Lyudmila Pavlichenko
I was reading Rosa Luxembourg’s Reform or Revolution earlier today and I was interested by the fact that she was not taken seriously at first by German Socialists because she was young and a woman, but over time she proved her knowledge and would even mock the shitty ad hominem insults that misogynists would launch at her, saying “well since this shoddy argument is the best they can put up against me, I suppose they have no reasonable criticisms of my point” And she’d move on , while others laughed at the dude that just got shut-down and took an L. I thought it was a pretty fitting little excerpt for International Women’s Day
Some important women throughout history (There are so many that it is impossible to list them all obviously)
Angela Y. Davis
Anna Louise Strong
Olga Benário Prestes
Dorothy W. Douglas
Anna Ivanovna Shchetinina
Belopolsky Boris Naumovich
Kathleen Neal Cleaver
Joan Tarika Lewis
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Ella Reeve Bloor
Is Kim Jong-Sul Kim Kong-Un’s sister?
Women around the world fighting capitalism, imperialism, fascism, and colonialism:
South Africa: Phila Portia Ndwandwe, a commander in uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) during the struggle against apartheid, 1973
Cuba: A female guerrilla during a parade after the Cuban Revolution, 1961
El Salvador: An FMLN fighter stands guard during the US sponsored civil war, 1983
Eritrea: Eritrean People’s Liberation Front fighter involved in the struggle for Eritrean independence, 1978
Kurdistan: Kurdish rebels struggling for a sovereign homeland, 1980
Palestine: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine fighter, 1982
I reached the limit on pictures, but there are definitely more worth sharing!
The rifle in the 3rd picture looks like the service rifle from Fallout: New Vegas
It’s a wood stock AR-10 from the 60’s, before plastic was really strong enough to sustain the effects of rifle caliber energy.
It feels to me to be ironically empowering to see oppressed women using the weapons of fascist empires against its creators. This applies both to the American AR-10 and German MP-40.
Though it really does make you wonder how that German gun found it’s way to South Africa.
Some book recommendations (Haven’t read them all, so let me know if I shouldn’t suggest some of these)
Assata - An Autobiography - Assata Shakur https://annas-archive.org/md5/13b7cb667baa46bfdfcd89f9e41e0573
Philosophical Trends in the Feminist Movement - Anuradha Ghandy https://annas-archive.org/md5/4495ede5dc9796f03c480a569d0eac11
Reform or Revolution - Rosa Luxemburg https://annas-archive.org/md5/7d1d181b7a532ef920d62fea5e581767
My People Shall Live - Leila Khaled https://annas-archive.org/md5/7917b9bd11f71b2ff114fc5a97b01e11
Beyond Containment - Claudia Jones https://annas-archive.org/md5/db6fda697617c74e90b4fbc4950f61e5
Heart of the Race - Black Women’s Lives in Britain - Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie, Suzanne Scafe https://annas-archive.org/md5/c62a673b87ee8e4fc73094774752a7b3
Fighting Fascism - How to Struggle and How to Win - Clara Zetkin https://annas-archive.org/md5/799ec3f6e268be78a41d0a8c4784acc5
Caliban and the Witch - Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation - Silvia Federici https://annas-archive.org/md5/09d1ac37cbec1d624b49d1debc6c2db1
A Decolonial Feminism - Françoise Vergès https://annas-archive.org/md5/3778d4c80388a1c1156db565164f8a4c
Closer to Freedom - Enslaved Women & Everday Resistance in the Plantation South - Stephanie M. H. Camp https://annas-archive.org/md5/bfd4148475d2e1e5e43e26b651e67057
Radical Vision - A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry - Soyica Diggs Colbert https://annas-archive.org/md5/daa51d0d2e17ad26638f9c1e37208c22
Remaking Black Power - How Black Women Transformed an Era - Ashley D. Farmer https://annas-archive.org/md5/53c0eed6f4ee9265b8198e257a44fb07
Race Woman - The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois - Gerald Horne https://annas-archive.org/md5/4bb1e4808ec7ca91691da7ae597cd2e3
Sister Outsider - Essays and Speeches - Audre Lorde https://annas-archive.org/md5/0b997e0d276b87c156464f8d8b0269a2
The Revolution Has Come - Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland - Robyn C. Spencer https://annas-archive.org/md5/ba5eba070394c6c24faaee3ca211e42e
The Other Side of Terror - Black Women and the Culture of the US Empire - Erica R. Edwards https://annas-archive.org/md5/3b7d2c80b245d1d2b01f2ae61965552d
White Women’s Rights - The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States - Louise Michele Newman https://annas-archive.org/md5/abfc841547755fe77d5f0508d463df05
Women of the Klan - Racism and Gender in the 1920s - Kathleen M. Blee https://annas-archive.org/md5/ec3d7247589365dd4aef6f7f54ced447
Living For The Revolution - Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 - Kimberly Springer https://annas-archive.org/md5/e756018c170f6ab6c27d14f5469c2477
How We Get Free - Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor https://annas-archive.org/md5/1869685c033925ea50e125cd3f549bf3
Ain’t I A Woman - Black Women and Feminism - Bell Hooks https://annas-archive.org/md5/31489dbe3b360e3ea4d3cc7e6aaa4d53
Bread and Roses - Gender and Class Under Capitalism - Andrea D’Atri https://annas-archive.org/md5/a70702188e3a53d08c6c770efb5e8066
Captive Revolution - Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System - Nahla Abdo https://annas-archive.org/md5/a84aeb39fa21ecc2a4473f04ba7bf8c0
Common Fate Common Bond - Women in the Global Economy - Swasti Mitter https://annas-archive.org/md5/44ba876b49f137f05b7e4c62730d708b
Field, Forest, and Family - Women’s Work and Power in Rural Laos - Carol J. Ireson https://annas-archive.org/md5/ac35436df1a1a1e8ac664240a8b4c405
How A Century of War Changed the Lives of Women - Lindsey German https://annas-archive.org/md5/217ed0cdc940ef3b1e4923119af33d07
The Industrial Vagina - The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade - Sheila Jeffreys https://annas-archive.org/md5/9a3d4019c2495f4377b60e26a9898c8b
Kurdish Women’s Stories - Houzan Mahmoud https://annas-archive.org/md5/c991c44a21d03d28d12669a61aa41b37
Portraits of Chinese Women in Revolution - Agnes Smedley https://annas-archive.org/md5/d77244c72a6f74e1d6089bde83c6425e
Soviet Women to the Women of the World - And the Response of American Women https://ladyizdihar.com/blogs/izdihars-soviet-archive-2/soviet-women-to-the-women-of-the-world-1941
Soviet Women - Rose Maurer https://ladyizdihar.com/blogs/izdihars-soviet-archive-2/soviet-women-by-rose-maurer-1944
The Unwomanly Face of War - An Oral History of Women in World War II - Svetlana Alexievich https://annas-archive.org/md5/d6ed52dcb5822bbedb18ad9aaa7b4f18
Women Against Myth - Betty Millard https://ladyizdihar.com/blogs/izdihars-soviet-archive-2/women-against-myth-by-betty-millard-1948
Women and the Cuban Revolution - Elizabeth Stone https://annas-archive.org/md5/beca9c3e93ad97fe1c42d360cac2c4a9
The Mozambican Woman in the Revolution https://annas-archive.org/md5/da9c5dd3b8e6dfec5c80a7fc661a641f
The Women of Zimbabwe - Ruth Weiss https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-CsLB5hlP1KPbT5dBCSjUXk60ylEDKbv/view?usp=sharing
Woman and Socialism - August Bebel https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/C37-Women-and-Socialism-1st-Printing.pdf
Women Race & Class - Angela Y. Davis https://ia601708.us.archive.org/0/items/the-equinox-vol-5-no-4-sex-and-religion/Women, Race, & Class - Angela Y. Davis.pdf
Women in the Soviet Union - Ella Reeve Bloor https://ladyizdihar.com/blogs/izdihars-soviet-archive-2/women-in-the-soviet-union-by-ella-reeve-bloor-1938
Organize Fight Win - Black Communist Women’s Political Writing https://annas-archive.org/md5/5882569b9642ab612315b597e208a324
great book list ty
Autobiography of a sexually emancipated woman - Alexandra Kollontai https://www.marxists.org/archive/kollonta/1926/autobiography.htm
Red love - Alexandra Kollontai https://www.marxists.org/archive/kollonta/red-love/index.htm
The women’s liberation movement in Russia - Richard Stites (can’t find pdf)
Anything by Anna Louise Strong https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/strong-anna-louise/ https://www.marxists.org/history/usa/parties/cpusa/international-pamphlets/n40-1934-Dictatorship-and-Democracy-Soviet-Union-Anna-Louise-Strong.pdf
If you want fiction, Octavia Butler is good and based
Might I suggest this work?