Invitation and Challenge to Prisoners:
Add Your Voice to the Outpouring on International Women's Day

February 10, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


On this year's International Women's Day, March 8, people will be taking to the streets and carrying out other acts of resistance to fight for the liberation of women. The call from for IWD 2014 can be found on page 13 of this issue. Revolution is calling on you—men and women behind the prison walls—to be a part of this outpouring by writing about your thoughts on and struggles over the liberation of women, and how you see the importance of this question. If you have access to the book BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, you might want to check out some very relevant quotes from BA, such as 1:10, 5:18, and this one:

You cannot break all the chains, except one. You cannot say you want to be free of exploitation and oppression, except you want to keep the oppression of women by men. You can't say you want to liberate humanity yet keep one half of the people enslaved to the other half. The oppression of women is completely bound up with the division of society into masters and slaves, exploiters and exploited, and the ending of all such conditions is impossible without the complete liberation of women. All this is why women have a tremendous role to play not only in making revolution but in making sure there is all-the-way revolution. The fury of women can and must be fully unleashed as a mighty force for proletarian revolution. (BAsics 3:22)

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