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The new war on abortion rights - and how we can resist it

The new war on abortion rights - and how we can resist it Judith Orr, author of the new book Abortion Wars, spoke to Sadie Robinson about what’s driving attacks on abortion—and the renewed resistance to them

Fight to support women facing domestic violence

Fight to support women  facing domestic violence Campaigners in Doncaster took to the streets last Saturday to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

Sexism is what stops reporting of rape

Sexism is what stops reporting of rape The case of a woman jailed for lying about rape highlights systematic hypocrisy over sexual assault, writes Sadie Robinson

Workers’ revolution ushered in an era of sexual liberation

Workers’ revolution ushered in an era of sexual liberation For the rights of LGBT+ people and women, revolutionary Russia was decades ahead of its time—and shows what is possible when workers unite

Why does the right hate sex?

Why does the right hate sex? Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

More than 1,000 march against Tories and DUP bigots in London

More than 1,000 march against Tories and DUP bigots in London Over 1,000 protesters marched through central London today, Saturday, as two demonstrations united to take on the Tories.

Abortion—demand the right to choose

20 June 2017
Socialists must fight to defend and extend the right to free, safe and legal abortions

LETTERS: ‘Get rid of the dross’—What the Tories think of young working class women

06 June 2017
More than three years ago the government approved a group of leading employers to develop standards for entry onto apprenticeships in the early years sector. I was on the group.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a bleak but compelling story of women’s oppression

06 June 2017
The new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic feminist text could be the best drama of the year, writes Sarah Bates

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill

09 May 2017
Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights

09 May 2017
Forty years ago this month some 10,000 people marched in London to defend abortion rights. The demonstration, organised by the National Abortion Campaign (NAC), opposed a bill brought by Tory MP William Benyon.

Rape victims denied benefits

11 April 2017
The Tories want to deny benefits to some rape victims. Their nasty attack snatches money from vulnerable women and children.

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?

04 April 2017
Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

Divorce this sexist system

28 March 2017
Two court rulings have trapped a woman in a “desperately unhappy” marriage after refusing to let her divorce her husband.

Anti-sexist action fuels the fight back against Trump

14 March 2017
Activists tell Socialist Worker how International Women’s Day became a focus for the movement in the US with massive numbers of women taking to the streets

Thousands march in Ireland demanding an end to deadly anti-abortion law

14 March 2017
Thousands took to the streets in Ireland on International Women's Day to demand a repeal of the 8th Amendment which makes abortion illegal in Ireland

Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Women's Day

14 March 2017
Protests for abortion rights and against sexist governments took place across the world to mark International Women’s Day

Defend women's right to choose

07 March 2017
The Daily Mail newspaper launched an attack on abortion rights this week. Its front page on Monday raged against Marie Stopes charity doctors for approving abortions “for women they have never even met”.

Hidden Figures offers a high hope that the sky is the limit

28 February 2017
Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, three women in the US space programme defy bigotry in this beautiful film, writes?Saba Shiraz

Attacks on abortion in the US meet resistance

14 February 2017
Activists are fighting Donald Trump’s new attacks on abortion rights, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

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