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Women's Liberation

What causes rape?

07 June 2011
The world can be a bad place to be a woman. Women make up a staggering 70 percent of the world’s poor. Being female shapes every aspect of women’s lives—from things like work, housing, health and education to our most intimate relationships.

Tory plans bring bigotry to the heart of government

31 May 2011
The Tories have invited Life—a group opposed to all abortions and contraception education—to advise the government on sexual health.

After Ken Clarke's rape comments - we must defend the right to say no

24 May 2011
Justice secretary Ken Clarke’s comments about rape rightly caused an outcry last week.

Cop: ‘Don’t dress like a slut and you won’t get raped’

17 May 2011
‘The police were invited to give a talk on personal safety at the university’s Osgoode Hall Law School after several incidents. There was supposed to be a male and a female officer—but only two men appeared.

The 'SlutWalk' phenomenon: Women refuse to take the blame for rape

17 May 2011
Our society promotes and constantly reinforces the idea that women are to blame if they are raped. A third of students think a woman is wholly or partially to blame for her rape if she was drunk, according to a 2009 survey in London Student newspaper.

New threat to abortion rights

03 May 2011
Anti-choice MPs have launched a fresh attack on abortion rights.

Marriage obsession reveals its true role

03 May 2011
The gushing drivel that passed for media coverage of the royal wedding felt like a long advert for the institution of marriage. Every little girl apparently wants to become a princess.

Defend a woman’s right to choose

22 March 2011
Activists in the Abortion Rights campaign met on Saturday for their annual general meeting. Kay Carberry, TUC assistant general secretary, spoke about the importance of trade unionists taking up the issue of a woman’s right to choose.

International Women's Day: Celebrating the struggle against oppression

01 March 2011
International Women’s Day, which marks its 100th anniversary this year, is now celebrated across the world on 8 March.

Two TV pundits sent off after foul sexism

01 February 2011
The sacking of Andy Gray and subsequent resignation of Richard Keys from Sky Sports has opened up a much needed debate about sexism in football.

Rape charge woman freed

30 November 2010
A woman jailed for "falsely retracting a claim of rape" was freed last week on appeal.

Abortion Rights activists protest at Ann Widdecombe

30 November 2010
Activists from Abortion Rights held a protest against Ann Widdecombe, the anti-choice Tory bigot, on Thursday of last week. She was speaking at a £50-a-head fundraiser for anti‑abortion group Right to Life

Women at risk because of cuts

23 November 2010
Despite government spin that unemployment is down, figures released this week show that unemployment among women is rising. More than a million are now unemployed.

Strictly protest against Ann Widdecombe over abortion

23 November 2010
The Abortion Rights group has called a protest against Ann Widdecombe, anti-choice Tory bigot, on Thursday of this week.

Are men from Mars and women from Venus?

05 October 2010
We are regularly told that men and women play different roles in society because of fundamental biological differences. It is often assumed, for instance, that women are less able to think logically because their brains are less structured for reasoning than men’s brains.

Why are women paid less than men?

27 July 2010
It’s hard to believe that today, after years of struggle, women are still paid less than men.

What's behind the Bradford killings?

01 June 2010
The murder of three women working as prostitutes in Bradford has shone a light on what is, for much of the establishment, an uncomfortable subject.

Strikes won single status equal pay battle

04 May 2010
Last week, forty years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, some 4,500 women workers won a case at an employment tribunal against Birmingham council.

Dudley protest against racist EDL—rolling update

03 April 2010
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Women's TUC conference

16 March 2010
Nearly 300 delegates from over 30 trade unions met at the annual TUC women’s conference last week.

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