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Women's Liberation


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New stand-up show already feels like outdated humour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.

Abortion law changes do not go far enough

31 March 2020
Rules relaxing access to abortion aren’t enough to protect women in the pandemic.

Perfect Candidate is a film that challenges stereotypes

16 March 2020
The Perfect Candidate is a political fable with a kick. It tells the story of Maryam (Mila Al-Zahrani), a doctor living in Saudi Arabia who finds herself accidentally running for the local council.

Sex, gender and women’s liberation

02 March 2020
The reality of women’s oppression is all around us. For all the advances won by resistance and struggle, capitalist society is riven with deeply entrenched sexism—unequal pay, ­sexual harassment, attacks on reproductive rights and objectification.

After Weinstein guilty verdict—fight sexism everywhere

25 February 2020
The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual harassment ought to be a spur for a war against sexism everywhere.

Divisions tear through Labour on the eve of leadership vote

18 February 2020
As members begin voting for the next Labour leader this week, debates about transphobia, Palestine solidarity and the party’s election defeat are raging, reports Nick Clark

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