Against feminism, for the working class

Geraldine Duffy writes for International Women's Day in March 1985

These extracts from a Geraldine Duffy International Women’s Day supplement in the March 1985 issue of The Leninist - forerunner of the Weekly Worker - obviously had political limitations. But, for all its occasional roughness, it drew real strength from the inspiring, living example of the Women Against Pit Closures movement. As comrade Duffy wrote in her intro, “our thoughts and hopes [went] out to the fighting women in the mining communities” and the “magnificent example for all working class women” they provided.

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