Feminism


Misogyny, monopoly and marginalised communities

13 July 2022 Tower Hamlets Labour Party is deeply hypocritical in its treatment of marginalised people and women of colour, argues Tasnima Uddin

How trans rights activists changed Argentina

26 June 2022 Ten years ago Argentina passed groundbreaking gender identity laws, a victory won through solidarity, diverse tactics and longstanding activist traditions. The experience has lessons for us all, write Alessandra Viggiano and Siobhán McGuirk

Struggle, spies and ’68

26 May 2022 Diane Langford recalls some of her most memorable experiences of feminist organising, union activism and solidarity campaigning

A woman holding a sign in Russian reading 'Sixth commandment – don't kill' flanked by two policemen

Russian feminist anti-war resistance

5 April 2022 Activist Asya Maruket highlights the variety of ways in which Russian women are resisting Russia’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine

Review – Daring to Hope: My Life in the 1970s

30 March 2022 Feminist icon Sheila Rowbotham's memoir paints a dynamic picture of the 1970s trade union and feminist movements and as Lydia Hughes argues, there is much their modern counterparts can learn from them

Molly-Mae Hague and toxic ‘manifestation’ culture

22 March 2022 Molly-Mae Hague’s comments on 'hard work' reflect the dangerous notion of manifestation which has fuelled influencer culture, writes Hannah Walters

Revolutionary threads in feminist art

18 March 2022 Siobhán McGuirk reports on textile arts used by feminist activists worldwide, from 1800 Paris factory workers to anti-capitalist 'yarnbombers' today

Building feminist cities

8 March 2022 Patriarchal violence is built into our cities but, as Marion Roberts argues, urban designers from around the world are finding ways to unravel it

Review: Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class and Caring for People and Planet

23 December 2021 Marin Scarlett looks back - and forward - at Selma James' seven decades of intersectional activism

The best books of 2021

18 December 2021 Molly Smith of the Left Book Club selects the LBC books of the year – the perfect gift guide for friends of radical readers

On feminist translation and learning from past struggles

14 November 2021 Kenyan feminist Wangui Wa Goro reflects on the experiences that fuelled a lifetime of intersectional feminist activism

Morality tales

25 October 2021 From cowardly men to wayward wives, pre-modern superstitions transmitted social norms as well as scares, writes Eleanor Janega

The lies we tell about men who kill

27 August 2021 Poor mental health is often used to explain mass shootings and murder but this merely detracts attention from tackling misogyny and male violence, Alex Birch explains

The fierce kindness of Dawn Foster

29 July 2021 Kimon Daltas pays tribute to our friend and comrade Dawn Foster

Review – You’re History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music

18 July 2021 Lesley Chow argues for a new kind of music criticism that re-evaluates women musicians and "meaningless" music, writes Rhian E Jones

Rojava’s everyday democracy

4 June 2021 Drawing on first-hand experience in Rojava, Ramazan Mendanlioglu explores how radical decentralisation and self-administration look in practice

Review – Misbehaving

29 March 2021 A new edited volume emphasises that the personal is political and highlights the power of spectacular direct action, says Alice Robson

A feminist municipalist manifesto

22 March 2021 Municipalism can learn from feminism how to reclaim politics and redistribute power, argues Laura Roth of the Feminisation of Politics Network

In Chile, a feminist green wave rises

8 March 2021 As Chile rewrites its Pinochet-era constitution, feminists are seizing the opportunity to legally enshrine women's reproductive rights. Carole Concha Bell reports

Review – Skint Estate by Cash Carraway

20 November 2020 Cash Carraway's memoir is a powerful recollection of working class struggle. Her story is a quiet call to arms, writes Jessica Andrews

Ntando Yam: theatre as protest

28 August 2020 Phoebe Kisubi reflects on using participatory theatre as a tool for social and political activism among sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa

Talking back to Shakespeare: theatre in women’s prisons

26 August 2020 Shakespeare’s women can alert us to alternative stories – if we listen to them. In ‘talking back’ to the Bard we can change our own stories, says Charlotte Scott

The politics of Covid-19: a crisis for cleaners

14 May 2020 Cleaners are being ignored in the government’s provision of a safety-net during the pandemic. The current crisis is rooted in a long history of domestic work being made invisible, writes Laura Schwartz

Making gaming great again

27 April 2020 With pop culture increasingly a political battlefield, Marzena Zukowska asks Carolyn Petit of Feminist Frequency how the left can leverage the momentum of video gaming

International Women's Day rally at Leeds University during the 2018 USS Pension Strikes by Alarichall

Feminism in the precarious academy

10 March 2020 As the University and Colleges Union strike enters its final week, Ruth Pearce discusses the importance of building alliances and fighting back

Review – We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

21 November 2019 A book that systematically unpicks the myths that are spread in order to preserve the status quo, written by Nesrine Malik. Reviewed by Leah Cowan

They shall not pass: feminists on the front line

9 July 2019 Across the world, feminists are fighting the far right and fascism. We hear from activists in seven countries.

The political whiteness of #MeToo

4 June 2019 We need to confront how the movement is shaped by the power of whiteness, write Alison Phipps

Women and the Modi raj

3 April 2019 Gargi Bhattacharya examines the sexist reality behind the ‘pro-women’ rhetoric of India’s ruling party

Cyborg sentiments

27 March 2019 Sophie Lewis assesses Xenofeminism and its close comrades, bedfellows and associates

Higher! Further! Faster! More!

19 March 2019 Captain Marvel is Marvel's first blockbuster with a female lead. Miriam Kent asks what we should make of it all these female superheroes taking over the big screen.

A new civilising mission

18 March 2019 The treatment of Muslim women shows that French feminism has not shed some imperialist and racist practices, argues Malia Bouattia

Feminist Futures

11 March 2019 'We will win because we have to'. Amy Hall introduces the brand new Spring Issue of Red Pepper.

Our bodies, our choice

8 March 2019 Joni Alizah Cohen explains what the battle for ‘bodily autonomy’ is about – and why it’s so important.

‘Balance for Better’ does little to address issues facing women

7 March 2019 This International Women's Day, we need to prioritise defending the rights of working women, writes Rosie Urbanovich from War on Want

On International Women’s Day, sex workers are going on strike

6 March 2019 They're demanding decriminalisation and full workers' rights, reports Ava Caradonna

“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a job like this?”

25 February 2019 A new study compares working conditions in sex work with other jobs disproportionately done by women. By Niki Adams and Tamsin Wressel

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

Moving the goalposts in women’s football

16 November 2018 Alex Culvin analyses the rapid growth of the game – and the barriers that remain for professional players

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."



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