In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m posting a video the song “Hot Topic” by Le Tigre, one of the former bands of the great Kathleen Hanna. Lyrics can be found here, in case you can’t quite make out the names of all the great women artists and activists the band is giving a shout-out to.

Speaking of International Women’s Day, I have a post up in honor of the day at The Nation, where I’ve been guest blogging on the topic of economic inequality. (I’ll be blogging there next week as well; you can follow my posts at this link). International Women’s Day, which is over 100 years old, has its origins as a day established by feminist socialists who were committed to fighting both gender inequality and economic inequality. As I argue in the post, that’s the kind of feminism women need in today’s world, now more than ever.

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee