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Women's Liberation


Battle of the Sexes serves up a set of anti-sexism from 1973

28 November 2017
New film Battle of the Sexes shows the sexism of the 1970s and one of the battles against it, but misses the broader context

‘Austerity is killing’ as funding for women’s refuges is cut

27 November 2017
A change to benefit rules slashing funding for women’s refuges will put women and children at risk.

Sexual harassment at top level of US politics

21 November 2017
The sexual harassment scandal at the top of US society has moved further into the political establishment.

LETTERS: Unions get behind fight to save Women’s Aid service

13 November 2017
A campaign to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid has been receiving an absolutely fabulous response from the trade unions.

Has the fight against sexual harassment reached a tipping point?

11 November 2017
Women are speaking out over sexual harassment and a discrimination. Sarah Bates argues it is capitalism’s failure to deliver on its promises of equality, and resistance by women, that lies behind this recharged fightback

Allegations about Labour figures shouldn’t be dismissed by blaming the right

07 November 2017
Claims have been made about Labour Party members - and they cannot be simply ignored

Tory cabinet in crisis and we can get them out

07 November 2017
 Tory rule stands on the shakiest of foundations.

Tory sexual harassment crisis shows that Parliament is a cesspit

07 November 2017
Westminster is reeling following revelations about systemic sexual harassment and abuse.

LETTERS: Unions must be at forefront of challenging harassment

06 November 2017
Revelations about the extent of sexist abuse in Hollywood and Parliament are shocking. But if you’re a woman worker in 2017, sexual harassment at work is rife.

Tory scum floats on top of a sexist society

31 October 2017
Allegations of serious sexual harassment and abuse by MPs have shone a light on the sexism which lies at the heart of our society.

Activists vow to keep up the fight as they mark Abortion Act’s 50th anniversary

31 October 2017
Over 230 people attended the Beyond the Backstreets conference in London last Saturday. It was organised by the Abortion Rights campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

31 October 2017
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Tories caught in torrent of new harassment claims

30 October 2017
At the start of this week 15 current ministers and over 20 more Tory MPs faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Abortion is a right

24 October 2017
Poorer women in Northern Ireland who come to England to have an abortion will now be able to claim money for travel and accommodation.

Celebrate the 1967 Act—and extend abortion rights too

23 October 2017
Fifty years ago the 1967 Abortion Act marked a major breakthrough for working class women. Sarah Bates looks at what life was like before the Act—and why abortion rights are so crucial

How do we get rid of sexual abuse and violence?

20 October 2017
Recent revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s abuse and rape of women have exposed the sexism at the heart of society.

LETTERS - Harvey Weinstein exposes society riddled with sexism

17 October 2017
I’ve been sickened, but not surprised, by the recent exposure of film producer Harvey Weinstein’s horrific treatment of women in the film industry.

‘Women and children are going to die’ because of refuge budget cuts

16 October 2017
A new survey shows that women's refuges across England have had their budgets cut by nearly a quarter in the last seven years.

Pro-choice demo in London demands abortion rights for women in Ireland

03 October 2017
Hundreds of pro-choice protesters gathered outside the Irish embassy in London last Saturday to demand abortion rights for women in Ireland.

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

19 September 2017
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

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