Professor Eileen Boris, of the Feminist Studies department, was quoted in a Time's article in comnemoration of International Women's Day.
The article, titled "The Radical Reason Why March 8 is International Women's Day" explored the history behind women's labor in the UNited States and the rights (or lack there of) that women in the labor force had to fight for.
Below are some exerpts from the article:
"The impetus for establishing an International Women’s Day can be traced back to New York City in February 1908, when thousands of women who were garment workers went on strike and marched through the city to protest against their working conditions. “Like today, these women were in less organized workplaces [than their male counterparts], were in the lower echelons of the garment industry, and were working at low wages and experiencing sexual harassment,” says Eileen Boris, Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara."
Read the full article here: