Chairman Mao: The original Democratic Socialist of America
Men and women must receive equal pay for equal work in production. Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
-Quotations from Mao Tse Tung
Women were granted the right to vote with the formation of the People’s Republic in China in 1949, at a time when China was estimated to have a population of 540 million. It was the greatest single act that expanded the formal rights of women in world history.
The socialism of the Democratic Socialists of America is deeply feminist. Remembering and continuing the left’s legacy of fighting for women’s equality is essential in the ongoing struggle.