” When the men kill, it is up to us women to fight for the preservation of life. “


” What made women’s labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women. “


” When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men. “


” Bourgeois society is not fundamentally opposed to the bourgeois women’s movement, which is proven by the fact that in various states reforms of private and public laws concerning women have been initiated. “


” In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized. “


” The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood? “


” We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women’s rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect. “


” What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women’s movement. “


” Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle. “


” All women, whatever be their position, should demand political equality as a means of a freer life, and one calculated to yield rich blessings to society. “


” In the women’s world, as well as in the men’s world, there exists the class law and the class struggle, and it appears as fully established that sometimes between the socialist working women and those belonging to the middle class, there may be antagonisms. “


” It is out of the question that the task of socialist women’s activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers, on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat. “



All 12 Clara Zetkin Quotes about Women in picture


When the men kill, it is up to us women to fight for the preservation of life.
What made women
When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.
Bourgeois society is not fundamentally opposed to the bourgeois women
In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.
The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?
We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women
What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women
Women
All women, whatever be their position, should demand political equality as a means of a freer life, and one calculated to yield rich blessings to society.
In the women
It is out of the question that the task of socialist women

Topics: