Break ALL the Chains!
Unleash the Fury of Women As a Mighty Force for Revolution!
STOP the Patriarchal Degradation, Dehumanization, and Subjugation of All Women Everywhere,
and Oppression Based on Gender or Sexual Orientation
March 8 is International Women’s Day, marks the day worldwide to celebrate and advance the struggle to break ALL the chains that hold women down as central to bring forth a radically new world, beyond all the traditional relations and old ways of thinking that keep humanity enslaved.
Listen to what Bob Avakian, the most important political thinker and leader in the world today, points out:
Look at all these beautiful children who are female in the world. And in addition to all the other outrages which I have referred to, in terms of children throughout the slums and shantytowns of the Third World, in addition to all the horrors that will be heaped on them—the actual living in garbage and human waste in the hundreds of millions as their fate, laid out before them, yes, even before they are born—there is, on top of this, for those children who are born female, the horror of everything that this will bring simply because they are female in a world of male domination. And this is true not only in the Third World. In “modern” countries like the U.S. as well, the statistics barely capture it: the millions who will be raped; the millions more who will be routinely demeaned, deceived, degraded, and all too often brutalized by those who are supposed to be their most intimate lovers; the way in which so many women will be shamed, hounded and harassed if they seek to exercise reproductive rights through abortion, or even birth control; the many who will be forced into prostitution and pornography; and all those who—if they do not have that particular fate, and even if they achieve some success in this “new world” where supposedly there are no barriers for women—will be surrounded on every side, and insulted at every moment, by a society and a culture which degrades women, on the streets, in the schools and workplaces, in the home, on a daily basis and in countless ways. (BAsics 1:10)
We declare that we are determined sweep away all that holds down, demeans and subjugates women, put an end to patriarchal enslavement and oppression based on all forms gender or sexual orientation as fundamental to the struggle to emancipate the oppressed everywhere and all humanity.