Today, Women’s Day is the day to acknowledge and support feminism as a movement for radical change. Feminism is about all of us, fighting the roots of discrimination and violence, proposing a much more humane society that respects and celebrates all differences. It is a movement against a patriarchal system of male supremacy that imposes violence and exploitation on all of us.
Feminism goes beyond fighting capitalism and class discrimination; it is also about fighting patriarchy, which is gender discrimination. It has created a new sort of awareness on the need for rethinking and changing our modes of production and reproduction.
Feminism is, if not the most, one of the most progressive forces in the world today. It cuts across origin, racial, class or caste differences, uniting all women and men in a common struggle for the liberation of womankind and of mankind.
This struggle meets the socio-economic and political aspirations of the radical left and of DIEM. Fully supporting and advancing the demands of the feminist movement is possibly one of the best strategies for achieving our democratization objectives all year long.