Category Archives: Women’s Fightback

Women’s Fightback Spring 2017, now out….

Download here: Includes: fightback against Trump, International Women’s Day, Strike, Phillis Wheatley, Loud Women reviewed, Repeal the Eighth, Remembering Buchi Emecheta. wf22

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Women’s Fightback Spring 2017, now out….

Download here: Includes: fightback against Trump, International Women’s Day, Strike, Phillis Wheatley, Loud Women reviewed, Repeal the Eighth, Remembering Buchi Emecheta. wf22

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Repeal the Eighth!

By Claudia Raven There have been many women’s strikes: 26 August 1970, the United States; 2 October 1975, Iceland; 3 October 2016, Poland; 19 October 2016, Argentina. On each occasion, thousands of women went on strike to protest against inequality in the workplace and at home

Repeal the Eighth!

By Claudia Raven There have been many women’s strikes: 26 August 1970, the United States; 2 October 1975, Iceland; 3 October 2016, Poland; 19 October 2016, Argentina. On each occasion, thousands of women went on strike to protest against inequality in the workplace and at home

Ditch the pink van and get some policies!

By Kate Harris Is it magenta? Is it cerise? Is it a “one nation colour”? Does anyone care? Regardless of how you spin it, the person or people who thought up using a Barbie-pink transit van to try to persuade

Ditch the pink van and get some policies!

By Kate Harris Is it magenta? Is it cerise? Is it a “one nation colour”? Does anyone care? Regardless of how you spin it, the person or people who thought up using a Barbie-pink transit van to try to persuade

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

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

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

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,

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.

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

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

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

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