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Women's Liberation

  • Are we all divided by privilege?
    Are we all divided by privilege?
    An influential theory that divides people with a myriad of ‘privileges’ lets our rulers off the hook—and gets in the way of uniting against oppression, says Esme Choonara
  • The price of pornography
    The price of pornography
    As the Tories call for censorship, Amy Leather looks at a global porn industry that takes the humanity out of sex—and reflects and reinforces the oppression of women
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    Fighting harassment in Cairo's Tahrir Square
    Revolutionary socialist Gigi Ibrahim writes how activists are fighting back against attacks on women
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    Have women always been oppressed?
    It’s the 21st century and women are still oppressed. For all the talk of equality, we still haven’t achieved it. Women in Britain are still paid, on average, less than men. Women still do more housework and childcare. And women are far more likely to suffer domestic abuse and violence.
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    The misogyny of Australia's elite politicians
    Vile abuse aimed at prime minister Julia Gillard reflects a deeper sexism in society that politicians are not challenging, writes Amy Thomas
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    Vile Nick Ross blames victims for rape
    Former Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross has sparked anger by claiming “rape isn’t always rape” in his new book serialised in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
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    News round-up
    The Independent Police Complaints Commission has criticised Essex police for failing to protect a woman who was killed by an ex-partner. 
  • Austerity backlash: how Tory policies hit working class women hard
    Austerity backlash: how Tory policies hit working class women hard
    The Tories are ripping up the lives of working class women, according to a new report by the Fawcett Society, writes Judith Orr
  • Protests at anti-abortionists in Cardiff
    Protests at anti-abortionists in Cardiff
    Pro-choice campaigners have stood up to anti-abortion bigots in Cardiff for three weeks in a row.
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    How can women win liberation?
    Women’s oppression affects every part of women’s lives—from the commodification of our bodies to unequal pay. A recent report, Sex and Power, showed that the situation for women in terms of political representation in Britain is going backwards.

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