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Women's Liberation


‘Marxism insists we can have a society without women's oppression’

01 September 2015
Socialist Worker editor Judith Orr spoke about her new book Marxism and Women’s Liberation

The Ascent of Woman—looking at pre-history helps us understand oppression

01 September 2015
BBC series The Ascent of Woman acknowledges that women’s oppression hasn’t always existed—but can’t explain why

Offensive Jack the Ripper museum opens to protest

11 August 2015
Up to 200 hundred protesters demonstrated outside the new Jack the Ripper museum when it opened in Cable Street, east London last week.

Outrage as anti-choice protesters close abortion clinic

28 July 2015
An abortion clinic’s forced closure shows activists must be ready to take on the bigots, says Judith Orr

Sexist double standards for women politicans

21 July 2015
The New Statesman magazine ran a particularly unenlightened front page last week, even by its standards.

Ads are selling sexism

28 April 2015
Tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition enraged at the sexism of an advert that has been plastered around London Tube stations. 

Sexism is in the system

03 March 2015
Women’s oppression is about more than individual acts or attitudes—it is structured into society. To overthrow it we have to get rid of the system, writes Sadie Robinson

Stop Tory Bill which uses racism to attack abortion rights

23 February 2015
Judith Orr explains how a Tory MP is using the Serious Crime Bill to launch an attack on women’s right to choose

Cops and council cuts failed Rotherham abuse victims says new report

10 February 2015
Most media coverage of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has focused on “Asian gangs”. Yet a new report is another damning indictment of the local council and South Yorkshire Police (SYP).

'Muslim Culture' is not to blame

10 February 2015
The Rotherham abuse scandal has led some to celebrate Britain’s “progressive” society.

Stop new attack on abortion rights

03 February 2015
Tory MP Fiona Bruce has launched an attack on abortion rights.

Dapper Laughs’ gross sexism is part of a bigger trend

18 November 2014
“Lads’ comedian” Daniel O’Reilly—better known as Dapper Laughs—specialises in a particularly disgusting brand of sexist comedy.

News in brief

05 August 2014
Britain tries to hide rendition torture role | Cuts to refuges creating crisis | Tories deport Isabella Acevedo at night | Prison deaths on the increase

Go on the offensive for abortion rights

01 April 2014
Abortion Rights held a public meeting followed by its annual general meeting in London last Saturday. Some 40 activists took part.

Protests defend abortion in Spain

11 March 2014
Mass demonstrations took place around the Spanish state last Saturday to mark International Women’s Day. 

Women’s conference discusses austerity

11 March 2014
TUC women’s conference was set to begin on Wednesday of this week in central London. Delegates will discuss the Tory assault on working class women and resistance to it.

Nordic laws will make the sex trade more dangerous

11 March 2014
Proposals to prosecute men who buy sex will not help women, says Sadie Robinson. In Sweden it seems to have driven prostitution underground

Suspicion and stereotyping won't end the horror of FGM

18 February 2014
Over 200,000 people have signed a petition started by Bristol school student Fahma Mohamed demanding government action over Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 

Arguing and marching for women's rights

29 October 2013
Around 700 people attended the Feminism in London conference last Saturday. 

Black Panthers for unity

01 October 2013
The Black Panthers didn’t stop at fighting racism. Ken Olende looks at their evolving line on sexism, homophobia and class

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