A Historical Alternative to Pink Pussy Cat Hats

Where are the strong women socialists feminists of today?

Today, in the midst of the pink pussy hat women joining “The Resistance” by denouncing Trump while blaming those who didn’t vote for Hillary, I keep searching for strong women socialist feminists to follow and emulate. There are some, but they’re not very visible in the mainstream media. Kshama Sawant, the Seattle City Council member, is one. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, a Nahua indigenous healer, The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress’ (CNI) selection of as their spokesperson and presidential candidate for the 2018 elections in Mexico, is another. Gloria La Riva, presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), is a third. All of these women are, and have been, fighting for social and economic equality, including the rights of women. But their primary focus has always been to see capitalism as the problem and the reason for inequality. In my mind, feminism can’t be separated from socialism.

What are the differences between radical feminists in history and those today?

What does it mean to be a feminist in a declining capitalist system in 2017?

Liberals today think it means the integration of middle and upper middle class women’s rights within the capitalist system. In the past this meant the right to vote for women of wealth. Today it means the right to equal pay, voting more women into public office, freedom from sexual harassment and discrimination,…

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