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23 June 2021
'Rape has been decriminalised'. This was a 2019 assessment of a situation where just 1.6% of rapes result in someone being charged. Each year around 128,000 people are victims of rape but only just over
7 April 2021
The posts on the website 'Everyone's Invited' are shocking and heartbreaking.
31 March 2021
In the wake of Sarah Everard's kidnap and murder by a serving policeman, the shock, grief and anger that followed was the final straw for many young women who took to the streets to demand an end to violence against women
24 March 2021
A springboard for discussion about sexism in schools: Netflix's new film Moxie, based upon a book of the same name, might provide a springboard for further discussions around sexism in schools but does not, as one reviewer put it "offer a blueprint for a revolution."
16 March 2021
There was understandable outrage at the appalling scenes of police brutality against women peacefully taking part in the vigil for Sarah Everard on Clapham Common.
12 March 2021
The abduction from a street in south London of Sarah Everard and her subsequent killing has shone a spotlight on the extent of violence, abuse and harassment that so many women face on a regular basis.
12 March 2021
Grief, shock and an outpouring of anger have been unleashed by the appalling abduction and murder of Sarah Everard
3 March 2021
Women have been especially hit by the economic and social consequences of the pandemic.
15 July 2020
Agonising pain, periods that last for a month, birth defects in every one of their children. These are just some of the serious health issues found by the Cumberlege Inquiry which were dismissed by doctors
4 March 2020
International Women's Day feature, including young women, Women's Lives Matter, trade unions, and a programme to fight oppression
22 November 2018
As the age of austerity arising from the great crash of 2007-2008 enters its second decade, a new movement of women struggling against their oppression is taking shape
21 November 2018
Megaphones and placards declaring "end victim-blaming" and "fight sexism - no to all oppression, no to austerity" were adorned with lacy thongs.
21 November 2018
The general student strike called by the Students Union and Libres y Combativas (free and combative) was a powerful success.
17 October 2018
On 8 March 2018 - International Women's Day - an unprecedented strike against sexism and women's oppression took place across the Spanish state. Libres y Combativas played a central role. Now, the campaign is building for a new student strike on 14 November. The Socialist spoke to Ana Garcia, an activist in Libres y Combativas
4 July 2018
On 13 July, Theresa May is rolling out the red carpet for sexist, racist, billionaire Trump. Join young people who are walking out of schools and colleges to protest
13 June 2018
All measures to increase participation of women fighters in the unions are welcome. But being a woman doesn't automatically qualify someone to represent women.
6 June 2018
This year, 7 June marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the strike by women sewing machinists at Ford Dagenham in east London.
11 April 2018
Fiction: The Nowhere Girls: 'The Nowhere Girls' is written from the perspective of a variety of young women school students at Prescott High School in the US, although it mainly chronicles the three founding members of the Nowhere Girls, Rosina, Erin and Grace
14 March 2018
The 8 March feminist strike in the Spanish state was unprecedented. Never has there been such a deep and massive mobilisation against the oppression of working class women
14 March 2018
The Mexican communist and artist Frida Kahlo is to be immortalised as... a Barbie doll. This farcical, tone-deaf plan is part of US multinational Mattel's 'celebration' of International Women's Day.
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