Women and Marxism

Mao Tse Tung


As a youngster, Mao refused to do along with the arranged marriage his father had set up. He was later involved with radical groups opposed to traditional marriage norms in Chinese society. He used the suicide of a young women as the basis of numerous writings on the oppression of women -- oppression that could only be changed by communist revolution. Send corrections, comments and additions to sryan@marxists.org.


From Red Book: On Women

1919: On Miss Chao's Suicide