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Newspaper Article

Woman Worker
vol. 1, no. 1, 7 November 1928

This is the inaugural editorial of the Woman Worker, newspaper of the Militant Women's Movement of Australia. It sets out arguments for the participation of women in class struggle. It discusses the position of women in Russia, China and India. It highlights the position of women under capitalism: "Here [in Austalia] she is still the "second-rate" citizen. If she is not the slave of the boss (who exploits her at half the wage paid to men for the same work) she is the slave of the so-called "home" where she bears the brunt of the economic dependence of the male "supporter" of capitalism. Unemployment, starvation, the burden of rearing and educating children, etc. ---all this is the lot of the working class woman."