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Dorries bill would replace sex education for girls with abstinence

17 January 2012
Tory MP Nadine Dorries’s private members’ bill on sex education was due to have its second reading this Friday.

SWP conference 2012: Proud to be fighting women's oppression

10 January 2012
An important discussion took place about women’s oppression. Delegates discussed the fight against sexism. They also wanted to ensure that women were leading within the party.

Protest against cosmetic surgery

13 December 2011
Up to 100 activists took to the streets outside Harley Medical Group in London on Saturday of last week.

Women, work and walkouts

11 October 2011
Almost a million women will begin voting in the Unison union’s huge strike ballot this week. They are part of a growing army of women workers who are getting ready to take on the Tories.

MPs throw out abortion attack

13 September 2011
Tory MP Nadine Dorries’ attempt to push back abortion rights was decisively defeated in parliament last week.

Parliament set to vote on anti-abortion amendments

06 September 2011
The attempt by Tory MP Nadine Dorries to attack women’s abortion rights was due to be voted on in parliament on Wednesday of this week.

Tories threaten vicious blow to abortion rights

30 August 2011
The Tories have announced a major attack on abortion rights, and they want to drive it through regardless of whether they win a vote in parliament or not.

Abortion rights: ‘Dorries – got to go!’

12 July 2011
Up to 300 people protested outside parliament, last Saturday defending a woman’s right to free, safe, on-demand access to abortion.

Victim is ‘on trial’ in IMF Strauss-Kahn rape case

05 July 2011
Alleged rapist and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest last week.

New attack on abortion rights

28 June 2011
Anti-abortion campaigners are looking to curtail women’s rights to choose with a back door manoeuvre.

Thousands join London 'Slutwalk'

14 June 2011
The chant "Whatever we wear, wherever we go—yes means yes, and no means no!" echoed through the streets of central London last Saturday.

Hundreds join anti-rape 'Slutwalks'

07 June 2011
Around 200 women, men and children joined the Cardiff Slutwalk last Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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