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Women’s lives damaged by dangerous medical procedures—and the systemic sexism that enabled them

Women’s lives damaged by dangerous medical procedures—and the systemic sexism that enabled them “Systemic failings” by the health service have ruined the lives of untold numbers of women and their children

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Pregnant women and new mothers hit hard by coronavirus crisis

Pregnant women and new mothers hit hard by coronavirus crisis Pregnant women and women who have recently had children are facing intensified discrimination during the coronavirus crisis.

Letters—Why are the press ignoring the Covid-19 gender gap? 

Letters—Why are the press ignoring the Covid-19 gender gap?  I was struck this week by the mainstream media’s lack of interest in the latest report from the Fawcett Society.The differential impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities has been widely reported but little attention has been given to the issue of women and the pandemic. 

Letters: Say no to the sick idea of the ‘survival of the fittest’

Letters: Say no to the sick idea of the ‘survival of the fittest’ A new scandal over Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders has revived previously unthinkable eugenic notions about the “survival of the fittest”. 

Women, the family and the coronavirus crisis

Women, the family and the coronavirus crisis During this period where people’s lives are centred around the home, Sarah Bates looks at capitalism's reliance on the family and women’s domestic labour.

Abortion law changes do not go far enough

31 March 2020
Rules relaxing access to abortion aren’t enough to protect women in the pandemic.

Perfect Candidate is a film that challenges stereotypes

16 March 2020
The Perfect Candidate is a political fable with a kick. It tells the story of Maryam (Mila Al-Zahrani), a doctor living in Saudi Arabia who finds herself accidentally running for the local council.

Sex, gender and women’s liberation

02 March 2020
The reality of women’s oppression is all around us. For all the advances won by resistance and struggle, capitalist society is riven with deeply entrenched sexism—unequal pay, ­sexual harassment, attacks on reproductive rights and objectification.

After Weinstein guilty verdict—fight sexism everywhere

25 February 2020
The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual harassment ought to be a spur for a war against sexism everywhere.

Divisions tear through Labour on the eve of leadership vote

18 February 2020
As members begin voting for the next Labour leader this week, debates about transphobia, Palestine solidarity and the party’s election defeat are raging, reports Nick Clark

The fight for women’s freedom 50 years ago

15 February 2020
A landmark conference 50 years ago this month helped to boost struggles for women’s liberation

Trade unions—act, don’t just talk

11 February 2020
Heart Unions Week—the TUC union federation’s annual publicity campaign—this year focuses on challenging sexual harassment at work.

Rage against sexist Trump as tens of thousands join US Women’s Marches

19 January 2020
Up to 10,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington DC for the fourth annual US Women's March on Saturday. 

Betrayed by sexist system

07 January 2020
The sexist treatment carried out by the police and justice systems toward women alleging rape was highlighted in a recent horrifying case in Cyprus

The system protects sexual abuse

17 December 2019
Powerful people are trying to justify sexual abuse by powerful people

DUP—Don’t Undertake Pact with these bigots

22 October 2019
The bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) tried to recall the Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland for the first time in two and half years on Monday.

Northern Ireland abortion law changes are a victory—but the struggle goes on

15 October 2019
abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland on 21 October—if a devolved Northern Irish government does not meet before then.

The Testaments—a rich and complex sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

17 September 2019
This follow-up novel has been a long time coming. It’s grim, but also exciting and never straightforward

Letters—British Gas is driving down our wages to boost profits

17 September 2019
I’m writing on behalf of my colleagues from British Gas. British Gas sells energy and mechanical services.

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