A Women's Strike Reading List

Protesters rally during the Women's March in Oakland, CA, January 21, 2017.Protesters rally during the Women’s March in Oakland, CA, January 21, 2017. (Photo: Audrey Penven / Flickr)

Here’s a handy reading list on issues around labor, feminism and organizing for anyone who is participating in, supporting or just curious about the 2017 International Women’s Strike. This syllabus was assembled by Red Papers, a collective of socialist feminist thinkers, organizers and writers.

The 2017 Women’s Strike

Striking on International Women’s Day Is Not a Privilege” by Magally A. Miranda Alcazar and Kate D. Griffiths

The Impossibility of the International Women’s Strike is Exactly Why It’s So Necessary” by Camille Barbagallo

When Did Solidarity Among Working Women Become a ‘Privilege’?” by Tithi Bhattacharya and Cinzia Arruzza

Argentina’s Life-or-Death Women’s Movement” by Veronica Gago and Agustina Santomaso

Women’s Right to Refuse” by Melissa Gira Grant

A Feminism for the 99 Percent” by Sarah Jaffe & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

A Feminism for the Masses” by Stephanie McFeeters

Why Women Are Going on Strike in Ireland Tomorrow” by Lia McGarrigle

For Domestic and Low-Wage Workers, the Stakes are Higher than Ever” by Ai-jen Poo

Why Women Should Strike” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Women’s Strike and the Messy Space of Change” by Jia Tolentino

While The Iron Is Hot” by Dayna Tortorici


On Strikes

A Strike Against the New Jim Crow” by Janaé Bonsu

The Strike That Didn’t Change New York” by Megan Erickson

The Only Way to Know If Striking Works Is to Do It” by Dayna Evans

A Day Without Care” by Sarah Jaffe

The Role of the Mass Strike in the Revolution” by Rosa Luxemburg


On Reproductive Labor: Care Work, House Work, and Emotional Labor

Having a Child will Bankrupt You” by Bryce Covert

The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community” by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James

Approaching the Obsolescence of Housework” by Angela Y. Davis

Women and Capitalism: Dialectics of Oppression and Liberation” by Angela Y. Davis

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