For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.
What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women's movement.
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Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.
In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.
|Birth:||5th July, 1857|
|Death:||20th June, 1933|
|Profession:||Activist, Lawyer, Politician, Theorist|
Clara Zetkin was born in Wiederau, Saxony, Germany. She was a German Marxist theorist, activist, advocate for women's rights and politician. In 1911, she organized the first International Women's Day. Having studied to become a teacher, Zetkin developed connections with the women's movement and the labour movement in Germany from 1874. In 1878 she joined the Socialist Workers' Party. In 1890 its name was changed to its modern version Social Democratic Party of Germany. Zetkin was memorialized on the ten mark banknote and twenty mark coin of the German Democratic Republic. In 1954, the GDR established the Clara Zetkin Medal to honor women particularly active for women's rights.
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