Radical Women

A rave for Radical Women and its newly published Manifesto

July 2001

Below are excerpts from a letter that poet and organizer Nellie Wong received from Jennifer Fasulo, who heard Wong speak at a March women’s conference at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Manifesto Fasulo refers to is the document spelling out the political and organizational foundations of Radical Women, at last available in book form!… Read more »

¡Viva el feminismo!: Las Mujeres Radicales en Venezuela

enero de 2004

Este otoño pasado, la sección de EE.UU. de las Mujeres Radicales tuvo el honor de asistir a dos conferencias en Caracas, Venezuela, auspiciadas por la Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres, organización fundada en 1945, la cual hoy en día se concentra en la oposición al neoliberalismo. Laura Mannen, sindicalista y madre de Portland, Oregón, y… Read more »

¡Viva el feminismo!: Radical Women in Venezuela

January 2004

This past fall, the U.S. section of Radical Women was honored to attend two conferences in Caracas, Venezuela, sponsored by the Women’s International Democratic Federation. The WIDF is an organization founded in 1945 that today focuses on opposition to neoliberalism. Laura Mannen, a unionist and mother from Portland, Oregon, and Debra O’Gara, a Native American… Read more »

Socialist feminism: keepin’ it real

April 2004

Feminist scholars are beginning to emerge from the wastelands of post-modernist meaninglessness and rediscover the rich analytical tools of Marxism. This is a good thing! Books such as The Socialist Feminist Project, edited by Nancy Holmstrom, and Materialist Feminism, coedited by Rosemary Hennessy and Chrys Ingraham, recognize that “feminism that … fails to address capitalism… Read more »

How we won abortion rights

April 2004

In 1970, Washington became the first and only state to legalize abortion through a popular vote, three years before Roe v. Wade. African American Attorney Nina Harding was a pioneer in the fight, which was initiated by women of color in the antipoverty programs along with Radical Women (RW) and the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP)…. Read more »

Mujeres trabajadoras: el corazón de cualquier movimiento revolucionario

agosto de 2004

A continuación se encuentran fragmentos de una declaración de las Mujeres Radicales de El Salvador transmitida en una conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer este año, el domingo 7 de marzo en el local de la Escuela Obrera y Campesina y de las Mujeres Radicales en San Salvador. En la sociedad capitalista en la… Read more »