Joyce Fegan: Meaningful actions matter far more than temporary tokenism
this Wednesday, with everything from sound baths and sea swim fundraisers, to brands posting pithy quotes on social media, it would be interesting to know what its founder, Clara Zetkin, might think of 2023’s proceedings.
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Zetkin was a communist activist. So if socialism is still a dirty word to some — and it is to many in America — imagine if those businesses hosting luncheons and talks on Wednesday were to find out that their proceedings were inspired by a communist.
That New York march of 1908 was about labour rights, yes, with female workers looking for equal pay and shorter hours, but it was also about the right to vote. The march, and its ideology, were therefore tied to key objectives.