March 8, 2013 International Women’s Day: Hugo Chávez knew that his revolution depended on women

March 8, 2013 International Women’s Day – UK Guardian article by Selma James, founder of Wages for Housework, and Nina Lopez of Argentina, founder of Legal Action for Women and joint co-ordinator of the Global Women’s Strike: Hugo Chávez knew that his revolution depended on women. The authors describe Hugo Chávez’s formal recognition of care work as productive work: “[Women] work so hard raising their children, ironing, washing, preparing food, giving [their children] an orientation.” This was never recognised as work yet it is such hard work! … Now the revolution puts you first, you too are workers, you housewives, workers in the home.”