International Women's Day

"International Women's Day" --celebrated around the world every March 8--was the brainchild of German socialist Luise Zietz and Polish activist Rosa Luxemourg. On Mar 8, 1911, more than a million people throughout Europe protested to end gender discrimination, advocate for economic and political equality, and voice the need for improved working conditions. These PRWomenWhoChangedHistory™ were heavily influenced by the writings of the German philosopher Karl Marx. "In order to forward political enfranchisement of women it is the duty of the Socialist women of all countries to agitate... on behalf of the laboring masses... to enlighten them by discourse and literature about the social necessity... of the political emancipation...of the female sex..."