This Ukrainian protestor is channeling her ancestors. As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8, New America president Anne-Marie Slaughter reminds us of how Soviet-era women used the holiday to advocate for their rights and protest the government: They launched a successful protest against the government on March 8, 1917 (according to the Gregorian calendar, although on Russia’s Julian calendar, the day was Feb. 23, 1917). Listen to hear more about the legacy of feminism in the former Soviet Union.