Two women every week

By Janine Booth In England and Wales, women are killed by current or former male partners at the rate of two a week. Thanks to Counting Dead Women for its work in telling these truths. One hour in every eighty-four

Two women every week

By Janine Booth In England and Wales, women are killed by current or former male partners at the rate of two a week. Thanks to Counting Dead Women for its work in telling these truths. One hour in every eighty-four

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Austerity cuts closing refuges

By Rosalind Robson Refuges across in England and Wales are being shut down as money for domestic violence services are cut and the national network of specialist safe houses is under threat. The threat comes from the competitive tendering process

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Austerity cuts closing refuges

By Rosalind Robson Refuges across in England and Wales are being shut down as money for domestic violence services are cut and the national network of specialist safe houses is under threat. The threat comes from the competitive tendering process

The personal is political: so what’s wrong with “identity politics”?

Women in Workers’ Liberty are reading, thinking and discussing towards writing a new socialist feminist pamphlet. As part of this we’re revisiting articles from our 1986 pamphlet – The Case for Socialist Feminism. In this month’s Women’s Fightback paper we reprinted

The personal is political: so what’s wrong with “identity politics”?

Women in Workers’ Liberty are reading, thinking and discussing towards writing a new socialist feminist pamphlet. As part of this we’re revisiting articles from our 1986 pamphlet – The Case for Socialist Feminism. In this month’s Women’s Fightback paper we reprinted

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Feminism is cool now – but where are the politics?

By Beth Redmond The number of young women openly calling themselves feminists is, in my experience, constantly increasing. In the four years between me starting university and now, the attitude of a large number of student women has shifted dramatically,

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Feminism is cool now – but where are the politics?

By Beth Redmond The number of young women openly calling themselves feminists is, in my experience, constantly increasing. In the four years between me starting university and now, the attitude of a large number of student women has shifted dramatically,

Everyday sexism: how do we fight back?

Gemma Short reviews Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates Everyday Sexism is based on a project which collected hundreds of thousands of stories, anecdotes and testimonials from women, contributed via Twitter and the everyday sexism blog. These make for uncomfortable reading.

Everyday sexism: how do we fight back?

Gemma Short reviews Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates Everyday Sexism is based on a project which collected hundreds of thousands of stories, anecdotes and testimonials from women, contributed via Twitter and the everyday sexism blog. These make for uncomfortable reading.

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Teaching men to sexually abuse to attract women…what?

By Rachael Barnes A petition, launched on Saturday, calling for the denial of a visa to American “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc, has been signed by nearly 25,000 people. Blanc has already been removed from Australia, for organising a tour of

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Teaching men to sexually abuse to attract women…what?

By Rachael Barnes A petition, launched on Saturday, calling for the denial of a visa to American “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc, has been signed by nearly 25,000 people. Blanc has already been removed from Australia, for organising a tour of

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Pro-choice campaigners in Ireland take the pill train

Campaigners took a train to Belfast and back to Dublin on 28 October to bring non-surgical medical abortion pills into Ireland where they are illegal. The action recreated a similar one taken in the 1970s to bring the contraceptive pill

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Pro-choice campaigners in Ireland take the pill train

Campaigners took a train to Belfast and back to Dublin on 28 October to bring non-surgical medical abortion pills into Ireland where they are illegal. The action recreated a similar one taken in the 1970s to bring the contraceptive pill

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Malala Yousafzai: activist, feminist and socialist

By Vijay Jackson Recently, the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was much-deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous stand against the Taliban’s oppression of women. She was jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian activist who

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Malala Yousafzai: activist, feminist and socialist

By Vijay Jackson Recently, the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was much-deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous stand against the Taliban’s oppression of women. She was jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian activist who

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All the Rage: a celebration of women in class struggle

A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty Women have never enjoyed equality – in pay, politics or society. Now, to pay for capitalism’s crisis, we have been pushed back further, suffering disproportionately from cuts to jobs, health

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All the Rage: a celebration of women in class struggle

A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty Women have never enjoyed equality – in pay, politics or society. Now, to pay for capitalism’s crisis, we have been pushed back further, suffering disproportionately from cuts to jobs, health

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Violence is not “part of the job”

By Becky Crocker 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Both the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the European Transport Workers’ Federation have publicly marked this day and raised the profile of their ongoing

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Violence is not “part of the job”

By Becky Crocker 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Both the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the European Transport Workers’ Federation have publicly marked this day and raised the profile of their ongoing