The specific character of [women’s] oppression cannot be explained away by equating different situations through superficial and childish simplifications.
It is true that both the woman and the male worker are condemned to silence by their exploitation. But under the current system, the worker’s wife is also condemned to silence by her worker-husband.
In other words, in addition to the class exploitation common to both of them, women must confront a particular set of relations that exist between them and men, relations of conflict and violence that use physical differences as their pretext.
— Thomas Sankara