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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

Fight to support women facing domestic violence

29 August 2017
Campaigners in Doncaster took to the streets last Saturday to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

Sexism is what stops reporting of rape

29 August 2017
The case of a woman jailed for lying about rape highlights systematic hypocrisy over sexual assault, writes Sadie Robinson

Workers’ revolution ushered in an era of sexual liberation

04 July 2017
For the rights of LGBT+ people and women, revolutionary Russia was decades ahead of its time—and shows what is possible when workers unite

Why does the right hate sex?

04 July 2017
Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

More than 1,000 march against Tories and DUP bigots in London

27 June 2017
Over 1,000 protesters marched through central London today, Saturday, as two demonstrations united to take on the Tories.

Abortion—demand the right to choose

20 June 2017
Socialists must fight to defend and extend the right to free, safe and legal abortions

LETTERS: ‘Get rid of the dross’—What the Tories think of young working class women

06 June 2017
More than three years ago the government approved a group of leading employers to develop standards for entry onto apprenticeships in the early years sector. I was on the group.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a bleak but compelling story of women’s oppression

06 June 2017
The new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic feminist text could be the best drama of the year, writes Sarah Bates

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill

09 May 2017
Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights

09 May 2017
Forty years ago this month some 10,000 people marched in London to defend abortion rights. The demonstration, organised by the National Abortion Campaign (NAC), opposed a bill brought by Tory MP William Benyon.

Rape victims denied benefits

11 April 2017
The Tories want to deny benefits to some rape victims. Their nasty attack snatches money from vulnerable women and children.

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?

04 April 2017
Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

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