Women

Review: Women in revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990

Exhibition at Tate Britain London, running until 9 April 2024.

Workers Power  ·  17 January 2024

Childcare reforms attack unemployed, disabled and single mothers

The devil is in the detail.

Millie Collins  ·  28 March 2023

Childcare in crisis: mothers’ march demands better

By Millie Collins MORE THAN 12,000 people took to the streets across 11 major cities on 29 October to protest the extortionate cost of childcare, demanding much needed reforms to the archaic parental leave system—which Rishi Sunak disgracefully described as a ‘holiday’. The ‘March of the Mummies’ was organised by Pregnant Then Screwed, a charity […]

Millie Collins  ·  02 November 2022

Women’s double burden doubles again

By Millie Collins AFTER 12 YEARS of cuts to wages, pensions and public services, one in five—14.5 million—people live in poverty, including more than four million children. While the richest households saved money during the pandemic, the poorest fell further into debt with no cushion to soften the rising prices today. Research published by the […]

KD Tait  ·  05 July 2022

Roe v Wade overturned: women say—’we will not go back!’

International Secretariat, League for the Fifth International Finally, they have done it. On June 24, after fifty years of a limited constitutional right to abortion, American women were robbed of that right. Campaigning under the obscene slogan of ‘the right to life’ and anti-science claims that termination means killing babies, women have been deprived of […]

Workers Power  ·  26 June 2022

US Supreme Court prepares historic attack on abortion rights

By Marcus Otono—Workers Power USA THE RECENT leak of a draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States repealing the Roe v Wade judgment that legalized abortion rights throughout the United States, has caused an explosion of anger and protests nationwide. The Court will deliver its final ruling in late June or […]

Marcus Otono  ·  31 May 2022

Institutional sexism in the police

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

Rebecca Anderson  ·  20 March 2022

Fighting sexism in the tech sector

Getting organised is the first step

Sam Copley  ·  06 March 2022

Violence against women: workers’ inquiry not judges’ cover-up

By Rebecca Anderson THE TRIAL of Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard has shone a spotlight on violence against women and the inability of the police and judicial system to confront the problem. For months after Sarah’s murder the Metropolitan Police and Home Office dismissed any notion that there was a deep-seated prejudice […]

Rebecca Anderson  ·  22 October 2021

Texas abortion ban is a class issue

By Marcus Otono (Nashville, Tennessee) Texas has become the testing ground for a new approach to the nearly 50 year-long battle over abortion rights in the United States. A new law took effect on 1 September which prohibits terminations after the detection of a foetal heartbeat, around six weeks into a pregnancy. There are no […]

Marcus Otono  ·  09 October 2021

Afghan women lead protests against Taliban repression

Afghan women are leading the way in organising anti-Taliban protests in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan. They are doing what US and allied occupying forces failed to do: stand up to the Taliban.

Minerwa Tahir  ·  12 September 2021

Police officers evade prosecution for domestic violence

Only 43 of 800 accused officers have been prosecuted.

Alex Rutherford  ·  11 July 2021

Rape culture crisis in schools

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

Millie Collins  ·  11 July 2021

Not one more: the fight to end violence against women

We cannot rely on the police or state.

Urte March  ·  18 March 2021

The pandemic is dragging working-class women back to 2017

The pay gap is widening.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  12 March 2021

International Women’s Day, 2021

The pandemic has exposed in the starkest terms how capitalism oppresses and exploits women.

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2021

Feminism for the 99%? Social reproduction and the socialist revolution

Urte March reviews Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Aruzza, et al

Urte March  ·  03 March 2020

O is for Oppression

Oppression is a fundamental, necessary part of capitalism, and can only be destroyed along with it.

Workers Power  ·  26 September 2018

The Bolsheviks and the revolutionary struggle for Women’s Liberation

By Joy Macready The 1917 Bolshevik government advanced a revolutionary programme for women’s rights, struggling to break with the backwardness and prejudice of Russia. The Bolsheviks argued that for women to be liberated, they would have to be relieved of their semi-slave status within the family. This would only happen if the state, now based […]

Workers Power  ·  08 March 2017

The origins of International Women’s Day

The revolutionary legacy of Clara Zetkin By Joy Macready CAPITALISM from its earliest years gave birth to the modern women’s question. Women, particularly the women of the poorest classes, played a major role in its model revolution – in France in 1789. But the Rights of Man and Citizen it proclaimed turned out to be […]

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2016

We need to talk about abortion differently

Joy Macready reviews Katha Pollitt, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Workers Power  ·  04 March 2015

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