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Donald Trump’s four years of horror

05 October 2020
Isabel Ringrose looks at Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, and examines the way in which his every move has been met with a fight from below

Letters—Don’t let them copy Australia’s offshore detention centres 

04 October 2020
Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposal to dump asylum seekers on the remote volcanic outcrop of Ascension Island is mimicking Australia’s racist refugee policy.

Women at risk in Trump’s migrant camps 

21 September 2020
Are women held in a US immigration detention centre in Georgia being forced to have unnecessary hysterectomies?

Sylvia Pankhurst - a rebel in the fight for votes

21 September 2020
Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst is well known as a fighter for votes for women. But a new book describes how struggles turned her into a revolutionary

Attacks on women’s rights after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be resisted on the streets

20 September 2020
The debate over who will replace United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg after her death on Friday has already begun

OnlyFans—another way to profit from our bodies

13 September 2020
Women posting explicit pictures are not being ‘liberated’—they are being pushed to provide whatever will sell the best, writes Sarah Bates

Anger at coronavirus rules that force women to give birth alone

11 September 2020
Women are demanding NHS bosses act after harsh coronavirus restrictions leave them facing giving birth alone

Damning new report blasts the GMB union

08 September 2020
Britain’s third largest trade union is “institutionally sexist” and “bullying, misogyny, cronyism and sexual harassment are endemic”, according to a lawyer’s report published last week.

Pritilata Waddedar - demanding equality in the struggle for Indian freedom

18 August 2020
She said, 'Today if our brothers can enlist in the war of independence, we too the women should be allowed to do the same'

New stand-up show already feels like outdated humour

11 August 2020
Sam Jay’s new Netflix special 3 In The Morning is refreshing in some ways. But there are too many jokes that leave you cold, says Jasmine Fischer 

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic

10 August 2020
As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Letters- 'We are determined to stay on the streets in Portland'

07 August 2020
Our protests In Portland started with the Minneapolis uprising and have continued every day for well over two months.

New figures show ‘rape has been effectively decriminalised’, say campaigners

31 July 2020
Rape convictions in England and Wales fell to a record low last year.  The number of prosecutions and convictions has been slashed by half in just three years.

Letters—New law in Philippines spells danger for all political activists

20 July 2020
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte finally passed the dangerous new anti-terror bill into law this month.

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

09 July 2020
“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

07 July 2020
Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Pregnant women and new mothers hit hard by coronavirus crisis

11 June 2020
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? 

22 May 2020
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’

11 April 2020
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

04 April 2020
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.

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