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(en) Spaine: CNT AIT statement for 8M: Patriarchy kills, capitalism finishes off. (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Mon, 20 Mar 2023 09:36:05 +0200

On March 8, the day of the working woman is celebrated, a historic day that vindicates the struggle of working women in favor of equality and social justice, something that is as important to vindicate today as it was more than 150 years ago. years, when women workers in New York garment factories organized strikes demanding higher wages and were retaliated by the police. In Catalonia, during the first decades of the 20th century, the precariousness of the textile industry brought women workers to the streets. Or like the workers in the match factories in London, who struggled against endless days of work, struggles that have spread and continued to this day, when the exploitation of women continues to be the order of the day.

Currently there are still many pending issues so that half of the human race stops being in a situation of vulnerability compared to the other half, and where this inequality is best reflected is in the world of work. Companies are a reflection of the patriarchal society, they look down on women and this is evident in the discrimination they suffer both in access to promotion and in salary. During the past year, the wage gap between men and women was 9.4% in Spain, and in the European Union as a whole, women earn 13% less per hour worked than men, which is equivalent to approximately one month and a half salary per year. The same occurs with the possibilities of finding a job: in the last quarter of 2022 the number of stops in Spain increased, placing the unemployment rate among women at 4% higher than that of men, and, in the case of women, trans women reaching the figure of 80%.

Another problem women face at work is sexual harassment. It doesn't matter if it comes from a boss, co-worker or a client. All of this brings with it both psychological problems and a work environment in which the victim is forced either to give in at the expense of their own health or to leave their job, with the consequent repercussions on their working, economic, and social lives.

Among working-class women there aren't many other options. Either you submit to a labor market that does not care about your rights or your dignity, or you are left unable to pay bills. You have to reconcile life between a job that exploits and despises you, and a time that you do not have, but that forces you to always be available for the needs of those around you, with which, the days are double, those inside and those away from home. In care there is a responsibility that mostly always falls on women. This is a reality that has a direct impact on the problems that we have previously pointed out: they disable women from entering the labor market and prevent them from accessing good training that allows them to access a better-paid job. It is a vicious circle that we can only get out of by breaking with this patriarchal and capitalist model of society that promotes social classes and the unfair distribution of wealth. For this reason it is important to develop a discourse that breaks with gender inequalities, but also with social class inequalities.

From bourgeois feminism, equality is claimed that allows women to reach the same level and social status as men who wield power, run companies and take charge of the institutions that the State uses to repress and subdue the majority of the population. . We are workers and poor and from anarcho-feminism we do not seek to equate ourselves to men in the exercise of power, nor do we intend to run companies of the capitalist productive model, nor wear uniforms with which to repress, punish and lock up those people who remain outside the margins of the law. We do not want to have anything to do with the State because it is its institutions that have been subjugating us for hundreds of years. This 2023 we return to claim 8M as the International Day of Working Women. We reject all those discourses put forward by unions, political parties and other organizations, which under the fallacy of "plurality" hide the adjective "worker" and paternalistically pay homage to women for being women. In this way, said spokespersons for power eliminate the social class component of this very important day of protest that, precisely, originates from the struggles of working class women. That is the bourgeois strategy: not naming historical episodes makes them transparent, as if they had never existed, between forgetfulness and revisionism. Against the forgetfulness of our referents, those who preceded us in the fight, we raise our voice. Working women, women in struggle. It is delusional to claim equality between men and women and not to question the obvious social and economic differences that exist between a businesswoman and her workers, between successful business women and their domestic workers, among those who have the opportunity to access jobs that allow them to achieve a good standard of living and those who end up in the clutches of precariousness, with jobs in the fields or in the hospitality industry, or directly excluded and criminalized as trans women or women of color. We do not want equal opportunities to compete with men in their rotten and obsolete patriarchal capitalist system, we simply want to destroy it in order to build a model based on social justice and a fair distribution of work and wealth. Kadin ve erkek arasinda esitlik iddiasinda bulunmak ve bir is kadini ile çalisanlari, basarili is kadinlari ve ev isçileri arasinda, kendilerine izin veren islere erisme firsati bulanlar arasinda var olan bariz sosyal ve ekonomik farkliliklari sorgulamamak hayaldir. iyi bir yasam standardina ulasmak ve sonunda tarlalarda veya konaklama endüstrisinde islerle güvencesizligin pençesine düsenler veya trans kadinlar veya beyaz olmayan kadinlar olarak dogrudan dislanan ve kriminalize edilenler. Erkeklerle onlarin çürümüs ve köhnemis ataerkil kapitalist sistemlerinde rekabet etmek için esit firsatlar istemiyoruz, sadece sosyal adalete ve adil bir is ve servet dagilimina dayali bir model insa etmek için onu yikmak istiyoruz.

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