It's over 100 years ago that domestic workers began to organise to demand the same rights as other workers. Yet with LSE cleaners on strike this week, historian Laura Schwartz asks: how much has really changed?
In 1972 David Widgery wrote about the bitter intensity of love in capitalism
Clare Walton reports on Sisters Uncut, the grassroots group taking direct action to defend domestic violence services
Growing up married
Laura Nicholson interviews Dr Eylem Atakav about her new film, Growing Up Married, which tells the stories of Turkey’s child brides
Pass the domestic violence bill
Emma Snaith reports on the significance of the new anti-domestic violence bill
Mustang film review: Three fingers to Erdogan
Laura Nicholson reviews Mustang, Deniz Gamze Erguven’s unashamedly feminist film critique of Turkey’s creeping conservatism
Momentum Kids: the parental is political
Momentum Kids is not about indoctrinating children, but rather the more radical idea that children have an important role to play in shaping the future, writes Kristen Hope
Nowhere to go: Sisters Uncut demand homes free from violence
South East London Sisters Uncut stormed Southwark Council’s quarterly cabinet to highlight the council’s failure to support domestic violence survivors. Emma Snaith reports
The Zika virus: government responses add to women’s burden
The Zika virus is shining a light on the inadequacies of abortion and family planning laws in Latin America, writes Maisie Davies
London event: Festival of Choice 2015
A week of events looking at threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls who do not have access to safe and legal abortion in countries around the world
Don’t criminalise, organise!
Katie Cruz speaks to Melissa Gira Grant, US journalist and former sex worker
Feminist seasonal gift guide
And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin
Reclaim the Night 10th anniversary marches
Saturday 22 November marks the 10th anniversary of the annual march to reclaim the streets for women. Stefano Fumagalli reports.
10 female revolutionaries that you didn’t learn about in history class
And other recommended posts by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.
Jeremy Hardy thinks… about sexism
'I don’t think "sexism" is a strong enough word... what we’re looking at is deep and aggressive misogyny'
As knitter-activists plan to stretch a seven‑mile scarf between two atomic weapons plants, Cynthia Cockburn considers how women worldwide bring feminism to the fight against militarism
Remembering Maya Angelou
And other online reads recommended by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.
The servant problem
Josie Foreman of Feminist Fightback asks those who see themselves as on the left to reconsider employing a cleaner.
Yarl’s Wood sex abuse allegations
And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin over the last month.
Summer event: the Spark
A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June
Why prison isn’t working for women
And other articles picked by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin over the last month.
100 LGBTQ Black women you should know
And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.
The new year’s feminist web round-up
Feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin shares the posts that have made her laugh and cry so far this year.
Women deserve better birth – NHS staff deserve better too
Feminist Fightback argue that women and health workers need to fight on the same side.
Review – What Should We Tell Our Daughters?
Kate Pickett and her 19 year old daughter Bronwen Pickett review What Should We Tell Our Daughters? by Melissa Benn.
December’s feminist web round-up
Recommended reads by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin
A drama in three acts – Fortunes of Feminism
Fortunes of Feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis, by Nancy Fraser, reviewed by Nina Power
After Beyond the Fragments
At a discussion in Manchester this summer, Alice Robson shared her experience of activism as a woman and how Beyond the Fragments is crucial reading for the new generation of feminists on the revolutionary left.
Back to the fragments
Lynne Segal, one of the authors of the seminal 1979 socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments, reflects on its lessons for today
Sexism and the left: Fight the (invisible) power
Recent controversies over allegations of sexual abuse and violence raise urgent questions about the dynamics of power and authority in our own organisations, argues Zoe Stavri
‘I can hear the roar of women’s silence’
On the 25th Anniversary of Sankara's assassination Sokari Ekrine considers the importance of his vision for women's emancipation.
Go Feminist: Feminism for all
Lola Okolosie reviews the first Go Feminist conference, aimed at inspiring feminist activism
Niger Delta: a quiet resistance
Sokari Ekine meets women’s movements in the Niger Delta and discovers that in this militarised country even small acts take courage