MIA: Subject: Women


women and marxism

This subject section has been created to provide broad documentation both on women's issues and Marxism, and also a space for women's writings that are significant, but transcriptions not currently volumous or organized enough to warrant their own section.

Some of these writers are not Marxists, but are included for context or reference. The intention is to also include the cultural as well as political milieu in which revolutionary women have worked during their struggles.

As with the rest of MIA, most heavily represented are classic texts. The few references to contemporary Marxism-Feminism are meant to be a gateway to further exploration for interested readers.

Questions, texts or suggestions welcome to MIA Admins

Non-Fiction Authors

Arianzen, Catalina 
Armand, Inessa (1874-1920)
Balabanoff, Angelica (1878-1965)
Beauvoir, Simone de (1908-1986)
Beard, Mary (1876-1958)
Beaton, Lynn (1946-2016)
Bebel, August (1840-1913)
Begum, Rokeya (1880-1932)
Benhabib, Seyla (1950-)
Besant, Annie (1847-1933)
Bobrovskaya, Cecilia (1873-1960)
Bryant, Louise (1885-1936)
Carpenter, Edward (1844-1929)
Cliff, Tony (1917-2000)
Comyn, Marian (1861-1938)
Connolly, James and DeLeon, Daniel
Cornell, Drucilla (1950-2022)
Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)
Davis, Angela (1944-)
Dell, Floyd (1887-1969)
Dixon, Marlene
Dollinger, Genora (1913-1995)
Dunayevskaya, Raya (1910-1987)
Ebert, Teresa
Ehrenreich, Barbara (1941-2022)
Engels, Frederick (1820-1895)
Field, Alice Withrow (1909-1960)
Firestone, Shulamith (1945-2012)
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley (1890-1964)
Foley, Martha (1897-1977)
Fraser, Clara (1923-1998)
Fraser, Nancy (1947-)
Friedan, Betty (1921-2006)
Gandhy, Anuradha (1954-2008)
Gimenez, Martha
Greer, Germaine (1939-)
Herbst, Josephine (1892-1969)
Inber, Vera (1890-1972)
Jones, Mother (1830-1930)
Jones, Claudia (1915-1964)
Kaneko, Josephine Conger (1875-1934)
Kang-Hu, Kiang
Kautsky, Luise (1864-1944)
Keller, Helen (1880-1968)
Kelley, Florence (1859-1932)
Koedt, Anne (1941-)
Kollontai, Alexandra (1872-1952)
Krupskaya, Nadezhada (1869-1939)
Lafargue, Paul (1841-1911)
Lenin, V.I. (1870-1924)
Le Sueur, Meridel (1900-1996)
Lewis, Lena Morrow (1900-1996)
Limpus, Laurel
Longuet, Jenny Marx (1844-1883)
Luxemburg, Rosa (1871-1919)
Machel, Samora (1933-1986)
Mao Tse Tung (1893-1976)
Marcy, Mary (1877-1922)
Marx, Eleanor Aveling (1855-1898)
Marx, Jenny Von Westphalen (1814-1881)
Marx, Karl (1818-1883)
Milhaud, Edgar (1873-1964)
Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)
Millett, Kate (1934-2017)
Mitchell, Juliet (1940- )
Montefiore, Dora (1851-1932)
Nicholson, Linda
O'Hare, Kate Richards (1877-1948)
Oçalan, Abdullah (1949- )
Pablo, Michel (1911-1996)
Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (1882-1960)
Page, Myra (1897-1993)
Parker, Dorothy (1893-1967)
Parlow, Maud
Pichugina M.
Pollitt, Marjorie (1902–1991)
Popova, Nina Vasilievna (1908-1994)
Reed, Evelyn (1905-1979)
Reissner, Larissa (1895-1926)
Rolland-Holst, Henriettte (1869-1952)
Rowbotham, Sheila (1943-)
Sanger, Margaret (1879-1966)
Schreiner, Olive (Ralph Iron, 1855-1920)
Shaginyan, Marietta (1888-1982)
Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950)
Simmons, May Wood (1876-1948)
Smith, Sharon (1956- )
Spadoni, Adriana
Spargo, John (1876-1966)
Spender, Dale (1943-2023)
Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953)
Stokes, Rose Pastor (1879-1933)
Trotsky, Leon (1879-1940)
Trotsky, Natalia Sedova (1882-1962)
Turner, Beth
Vorse, Mary Heaton (1874-1966)
Walling, Anna Strunsky (1877-1964)
Weisbord, Vera Buch (1895-1989)
Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)
Yami, Hisila (1959- )
Zetkin, Clara (1857-1933)


International Women’s Day


History of the Modern Women's Liberation Movement, in their own words
Library of Feminist Writers
Dora Montefiore and Eleanor Marx’s Fight Against Sexism in the Party, 1895-1909

Comintern Resolutions on the Woman Question, July 8 1921

Resolution on Strengthening International Contact and Tasks of the International Secretariat on Work among Women;
Forms and Methods of Communist Work among Women;
Methods and Forms of Work among Communist Party Women;
Report on Communist Women's Movement, 3rd Comintern Congress, July 8, 1921, by Clara Zetkin
Report on Communist Work among Women, 4th Comintern Congres, November 27, 1922 by Clara Zetkin

On Specific Subjects

The Woman Question; Sex Relations
Marriage; Family; Reproduction
Labor; sweatshops; child labor
International Women's Day
Russia; Russian Revolution; USSR
Art; Criticism
On Karl Marx
On V.I. Lenin
On Leon Trotsky

Related sites:

Marxist / Materialist Feminism
Socialist Feminism
lanic: Women & Gender Studies
The Women's Suffrage Movement in the U.S.A.
Gender Equity Milestones in Australia


Last updated on: 5 January 2024