Institutional sexism in the police

The reputation of the Metropolitan Police is in tatters - again.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  20 March 2022

Kicking sexism out of football

Football has a well documented history of both sexual and physical violence.

Millie Collins  ·  20 March 2022

Fighting sexism in the tech sector

Getting organised is the first step

Sam Copley  ·  06 March 2022

Rape culture crisis in schools

A number of schools have seen students walk-out in protest.

Millie Collins  ·  11 July 2021

London school students walk out over rape and harassment

Highgate students walked out on 25 March.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  12 April 2021

Poland: Mass protests and strikes against abortion ban

Mass protests in Poland for abortion rights.

Aventina Holzer and Martin Suchanek  ·  01 November 2020

Mass protests against rape in Bangladesh

By Joe Crathorne and KD Tait The death penalty has been introduced for rape cases in Bangladesh in response to a week of demonstrations against widespread and increasing sexual violence against women and girls. The protests erupted in the capital city Dhakar, after graphic footage showing a group of men sexually assaulting a woman went […]

Joe Crathorne  ·  15 October 2020

Hypocrisy and fundamentalism: the attacks on women’s rights in post-coup Brazil

Abortion rights under threat.

Liga Socialista  ·  24 September 2020

Sexual harassment rife in schools

A RECENT survey found a third of young women in mixed secondary schools have experienced sexual harassment. A majority complained about the use of misogynistic language and 24 per cent reported unwanted sexual contact. Whilst these results can hardly be surprising given the rife sexism in our society, they should serve as a wake-up call […]

Rebecca Anderson  ·  17 September 2018

Fighting sexism in the labour movement

COMPLAINTS of sexual harassment and discrimination by women officers and activists often go unresolved in the unions and the Labour Party. This is a shameful record and one that must be corrected immediately. The campaign group LabourToo, has submitted a dossier of complaints about such behaviour in the Labour Party. It consists of 43 anonymised […]

Workers Power  ·  08 March 2018

Hijab ban is sexist, racist, wrong

By a London teacher The recent decision by an East London primary school to ban pupils from wearing the hijab shows how Islamophobia subjects Muslim women to a double dose of racism and sexism. Although protests forced the school to reverse the ban, this is not an isolated attempt to single out Muslims for discrimination […]

Workers Power  ·  07 March 2018

Challenges of the women’s movement in Sri Lanka

By Hemamali Wijesinghe  Sri Lanka has had a developed culture and literacy for many centuries. As far back as 1931, when it was still a part of the British Raj, the right to vote was won by a campaign that mobilised women as well as men. In 1933, when the British government launched the Poppy […]

Workers Power  ·  04 March 2018

The colonisation of Indigenous women in the USA

By Micaela Edelson The colonization of Indigenous women has persisted even in the ‘post-colonial’ era. Specifically, colonialism promoted a shift from an egalitarian society to a patriarchal societal structure which resulted in a legacy of violence against Indigenous women, and specific colonial sterilization policies not only affected women’s role in Indigenous society, it severely limited […]

Workers Power  ·  28 February 2018

Oprah for President?

OPRAH WINFREY’S Golden Globes speech aroused many hearts and moved audiences at the 2018 Golden Globes Awards. While accepting the Cecil B DeMille award, Oprah, who became the first Black woman to win the award, praised her mother’s example as a hardworking maid and the women behind the #MeToo movement, declaring that “a new day […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2018

Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

We need to challenge the social causes of sexist and racist attitudes inflamed by the refugee crisis ON New Year’s Eve, in Cologne, hundreds of women were intimidated and threatened. At least two rapes were reported. There are now over a hundred reported assaults, often including sexual harassment and robbery at the hands of so-called […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Wage a genuine fight against sexism

By Joy Macready Labour Right’s “misogyny” accusations against Corbyn are a study in hypocrisy THE Labour party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) took the correct action in suspending Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk’s party membership after revelations he sent lewd text messages to a 17-year old woman. He used his position of power to make sexual advances […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Cuts put women on rations

By Rebecca Anderson 2 May 2015 Chancellor George Osborne crowed in his 2015 budget speech that the employment rate was at 73 per cent, an all-time high. Those with friends and family struggling to find work will be surprised by this statistic, but the Tories have been very effective at kicking people off benefits. Job […]

Workers Power  ·  02 May 2015

Racist and sexual abuse widespread at Yarl’s Wood

Joy Macready reports on the scandal at the heart of Britain’s privatised immigration system and yet another tale of abuse by Serco staff. Time to call for the shutting down of all deportation centres After numerous complaints, a hunger strike by 80 inmates, CCTV evidence and even a prison pregnancy, the truth about widespread sexual […]

Workers Power  ·  15 June 2014

For a working class women's movement

Working class women across the country are confronting austerity and winning local battles. Bringing these class fighters together to forge a working class women’s movement has the potential to bring the cuts government to its knees, argues Joy Macready You can hear the rumble. Snippets here and there, up and down the country. Impressive victories […]

Workers Power  ·  23 March 2014

Intersectionality – not the basis for the liberation struggle

The methodology of ‘intersectionality’ is currently gaining increased support on the left in the UK. Joy Macready argues why it shouldn’t be used as the basis for a socialist approach to liberation ‘Intersectionality’, or the study of how multiple systems of oppression or discrimination interact, is gaining prominence amongst the left in the UK. For […]

Workers Power  ·  15 November 2013

Q&A: Do men benefit from women's oppression?

Put simply – yes. Working class men derive a material benefit from the social oppression of women. They benefit from the free labour that women do in the home, such as cooking, cleaning, washing, shopping and caring for children and sick relatives. In the UK, working women do on average 17 hours more domestic work […]

Workers Power  ·  02 September 2013

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