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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.

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.

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

Rape charge woman freed

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

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.

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.

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.

Love and marriage

23 February 2010
Politicians and sections of the media are panicking about the decline of marriage. If fewer people marry, they say, it will be harmful for their children. And they also go further and say that a decline in marriages will be bad for society as a whole.

Attitudes to rape are forged by the state

16 February 2010
The results of a survey this week about rape led to much media comment—and baffled reactions about the attitudes it recorded among people in Britain.

SWP women’s school success

09 February 2010
Around 100 people came to a dayschool on women’s liberation last weekend, organised by the Socialist Workers Party.

Does the blame for sexism lie with men?

29 September 2009
After a particularly messy break up, a close friend phoned me to gleefully request I buy her the "All men are bastards" knife block, which she had discovered when typing the phrase into Google.

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