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.
When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.
We are not making this demand for the sake of a principle, but in the interests of the proletarian class.
These interests of the workers, as the exploited and oppressed, class of society, are the same in all countries.
The workers have nothing to gain from this war, but they stand to lose everything that is dear to them.
The proletarian woman fights hand in hand with the man of her class against capitalist society.
Given the fact that many thousands of female workers are active in history, it is vital for the trade unions to incorporate them into their movement.
For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.
In the same manner the capitalists use child labour to depress women's wages and the work of machines to depress all human labour.
Cheap women's labour eliminates the work of men and if the men want to continue to earn their daily bread, they must put up with low wages.
The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation.
What made women's labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women.
It is not just the women workers who suffer because of the miserable payment of their labour. The male workers, too, suffer because of it.
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.
As a consequence of their low wages, the women are transformed from mere competitors into unfair competitors who push down the wages of men.
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.
When the men kill, it is up to us women to fight for the preservation of life.
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.
The granting of the war credits was the harbinger for the equally comprehensive and revolting process of capitulation of German Social Democracy.
In Rosa Luxemburg the socialist idea was a dominating and powerful passion of both mind and heart, a consuming and creative passion.
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.
The capitalists speculate on the two following factors the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible.
Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.
Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.