THE 21ST Century belongs to women. That’s what many pundits were saying
in the run up to the year 2000. Much is made of the fact that there are
marginally more women at work now than men, as if this alone is a
measure of equality.
QUITE A few newspaper column inches were given over to the Future
Foundation study ’Talking Equality’, published by the Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC). I’m not sure how much credence we should
give to a study based on a sample of just 35 individuals! However, it
did raise some interesting points.
NIGERIA IS a neo-colonial country under the shackles of imperialism and
its multinational agents. Women in Nigeria are marginalised and
oppressed, as are women in capitalist society generally. Women are
doubly oppressed, first as workers whose employers seek to maximise
profit by exploiting their labour power, and...
Alexandra Kollantai is probably the best-known woman among Russian
revolutionaries, the first woman elected as a full member of the
Bolshevik central committee and the first female commissar (minister)
elected after the October 1917 revolution.
International Women’s Day, 8 March, is commemorated this year on the eve
of war. Such a horrific prospect brings into sharp relief all that is
rotten in today’s world. But it must not prevent us from commemorating
the historic struggles of women throughout the world for their rights -
in the workplace, in...