International Women's Day

Classic Episode: The Secret History of International Women's Day

International Women's Day, celebrated every March 8, is a holiday inspired by factory women going on strike for better wages and working conditions. Cristen and Caroline explore why the (sometimes fake) history of the commemorative day is central to working-class issues within feminism then and now.

How Unfair Labor Sparked International Women's Day

International Women's Day has come and gone, but its annual message ought to be reiterated every day. No, I'm not talking about feminism per say, although I'm all about gender equality. Many folks might assume that March 8 (International Women's Day) traces back to our foremothers' fight for equal votes, but its history actually stems from the Socialist Party and early 20th-century labor movements...