International Women’s Day was first designated as an official socialist holiday by the Copenhagen Conference of Socialist Women in 1910. In 1917 in Russia, a mass strike by women textile workers on International Women's Day marked the beginning of what came to be known as the February Revolution.
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A powerful contribution to discussions of women's liberation today, Sharon Smith's Women and Socialism focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and class. The book includes chapters on the legacy of Black feminism and other movements of women of color, and explores the contributions of socialist feminists and Marxist feminists in developing a Marxist analysis of women’s oppression amid the stirrings of a new movement today.