Feminism


Anti-fascism is a feminist issue

7 December 2018 Hope Worsdale explains why the fight against patriarchy and the fight against fascism go hand in hand.

Our bodies are a battleground

28 November 2018 Annahita Moradi reports on women fighting back against Iran's morality laws

Playing the game

2 October 2018 The new Women’s Super League season kicked off in September with renewed media attention. Alex Culvin analyses the growth of women’s football

Selling sex is a working class job. It’s time for Labour to stand with sex workers.

24 September 2018 When policymakers say the nature of commercial sex itself is the problem, they sidestep the less attention-grabbing concerns of working class people; concerns like keeping electric on, or managing childcare costs that are rising faster than wages. By Juno Mac

We need to decriminalise abortion now

12 September 2018 It's time to scrap outdated laws and start trusting women and healthcare professionals. By Kerry Abel

Abandoned by the state: How the police fail survivors of sexual assault

20 June 2018 The police drop so many cases that experts say rape has effectively been ‘decriminalised’ - and that's before we talk about SpyCop abusers. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The UK government is denying Northern Irish women their fundamental rights

31 May 2018 Kellie O’Dowd from Alliance for Choice writes that the government could intervene to extend reproductive rights to Northern Ireland. It is just choosing not to.

When does a woman stop being a person?

21 May 2018 Eleanor Penny writes that Ireland's 8th Amendment is a masterclass in how to strip pregnant people of rights over their own bodies.

This International Women’s Day, we need to support the struggles of migrant women

8 March 2018 Migrant women are often left out of the conversation on women's rights. London Latinxs are taking direct action to set the record straight.

Men should support the women’s strike – by taking over the domestic work

7 March 2018 Enda O'Riordan explains why it's vital for men to provide practical support for the women on strike - to support their activism, and to build future communities of care where the work is shared equally.

Kurdish women call for a global women’s movement

5 March 2018 Kurdish women call on women around the world to come together to build a radical movement for women's liberation

On March 8th, women across the world are going on strike

20 February 2018 International Women's Day is set to be marked by strikes from "paid work in offices and factories, or unpaid domestic work in homes, communities and bedrooms."

The aid industry is long overdue its #MeToo moment

13 February 2018 Ruth Tanner writes that revelations about Oxfam's behaviour in Haiti are shocking, but not surprising.

On our way to the moon? A snapshot of feminist marches which shook the world.

6 February 2018 Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds tell the story of two demonstrations from the women's movement.

Kick-starting the stalled revolution

6 February 2018 The women's movement is not done here. By Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds

Transphobia is the latest weapon in a raging culture war

5 December 2017 The vicious media campaign against trans people is part bigotry, part strategy, writes Roz Kaveney

Abortion is still illegal in this country

15 November 2017 Fifty years after the Abortion Act, women are still dying from being denied basic services, write activists from Feminist Fightback

Burning witches and banning abortions made capitalism possible

31 October 2017 Our economic system depends on a long and bloody history of controlling women's bodies, writes Eleanor Penny.

#MeToo is necessary – but I’m sick of having to prove my humanity

18 October 2017 Women are expected to reveal personal trauma to be taken seriously, writes Eleanor Penny

Meet the digital feminists

14 October 2017 We're building new online tools to create a new feminist community and tackle sexism wherever we find it, writes Franziska Grobke

It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre

16 May 2017 Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.

LSE cleaners’ strike: Don’t let Women’s History Month become Groundhog Day

15 March 2017 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?

Growing up married

28 February 2017 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

20 February 2017 Emma Snaith reports on the significance of the new anti-domestic violence bill

Why do lovers break each other’s hearts?

14 February 2017 In 1972 David Widgery wrote about the bitter intensity of love in capitalism

Mustang film review: Three fingers to Erdogan

22 November 2016 Laura Nicholson reviews Mustang, Deniz Gamze Erguven’s unashamedly feminist film critique of Turkey’s creeping conservatism

Momentum Kids: the parental is political

19 November 2016 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

17 October 2016 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

22 March 2016 The Zika virus is shining a light on the inadequacies of abortion and family planning laws in Latin America, writes Maisie Davies

Red carpets and purple flares: direct action with Sisters Uncut

20 February 2016 Clare Walton reports on Sisters Uncut, the grassroots group taking direct action to defend domestic violence services

London event: Festival of Choice 2015

21 September 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!

21 April 2015 Katie Cruz speaks to Melissa Gira Grant, US journalist and former sex worker

Feminist seasonal gift guide

22 December 2014 And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

Reclaim the Night 10th anniversary marches

20 November 2014 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

1 October 2014 And other recommended posts by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about sexism

1 October 2014 'I don’t think "sexism" is a strong enough word... what we’re looking at is deep and aggressive misogyny'

Guerrilla woolfare

15 July 2014 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

3 July 2014 And other online reads recommended by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

The servant problem

9 June 2014 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

2 June 2014 And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin over the last month.

Summer event: the Spark

15 May 2014 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

30 April 2014 And other articles picked by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin over the last month.

100 LGBTQ Black women you should know

25 March 2014 And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

The new year’s feminist web round-up

27 January 2014 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

19 December 2013 Feminist Fightback argue that women and health workers need to fight on the same side.

Review – What Should We Tell Our Daughters?

19 December 2013 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

19 December 2013 Recommended reads by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

A drama in three acts – Fortunes of Feminism

1 October 2013 Fortunes of Feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis, by Nancy Fraser, reviewed by Nina Power

After Beyond the Fragments

1 August 2013 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

3 May 2013 Lynne Segal, one of the authors of the seminal 1979 socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments, reflects on its lessons for today



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