Haiku series: International Working Women’s Day

Reclaim its real name
It is International
Working Women’s Day

Let’s celebrate with
Words of wit and wisdom from
Inspiring women

“Freedom is always
The freedom of dissenters”
Rosa Luxemburg

“I had crossed the line
I was free but a stranger”
Harriet Tubman

Not all suffragettes
Followed the same politics
Even the Pankhursts

Sylvia Pankhurst 
Organised and believed in
Working-class women

Emmeline Pankhurst
Started as a suffragette
Became a Tory

Nineteen seventeen
Women’s Day demonstrations
Sparked revolution

In my opinion
Socialist feminism
Is the way forward

Sisters and brothers
Happy International
Working Women’ Day

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