Socialist Worker

Feminism in London conference debates women's liberation

by Judith Orr
Issue No. 2477

Feminism in London brought together up to 1,000 people for a weekend conference last Saturday and Sunday. 

Speakers included Shami Chakrabarti and Bianca Jagger. 

The audience included many new and young activists as well as veteran campaigners keen to resist sexism.

The dangers posed by the Tory government’s attacks shaped much of the debate. 

Sessions looked at everything from opposing austerity and the value of women’s unpaid labour in the home to starting an ethical business and combatting online harassment. 

Unfortunately the panel and discussion in a session on “fundamentalism” was dominated by Islamophobic stereotypes of Muslims with only a minority of dissenting voices.

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