Women’s Rights

Women and the Struggle for Socialism: It doesn’t have to be like this

It doesn’t have to be like this Written by Christine Thomas Introduction At the turn of the millennium we were promised that women’s equality was just around the corner – and to many it really did seem possible. We had travelled such a long way compared to our grandparents and […]

Combating violence against women

Hannah Sell, on behalf of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) Executive Committee A socialist perspective on fighting women’s oppression A statement ’our movement must be a safe place for women’ by two UNISON [Britain’s biggest public sector trade union] activists, Marsha-Jane Thompson and Cath Elliot, has been posted […]

Internet Sexism: Just havin’ a laugh?

By Ann Orr, Reading the ‘Holyland LAD Stories’ Facebook page is far from funny. Between the talk of red bull, exams and partying, there is a constant thread of disgusting, derogatory remarks towards women. Sex is a major topic and the page is used to spread stories which show the […]

Belfast International Womens’ Day: All welcome, except socialists?

By Lucy Simpson, As a life-long socialist and a member of Unite, I was looking forward to taking part in this year’s International Women’s Day March in Belfast because of the huge attacks working class women are facing from the Stormont politicians – both in terms of cuts to public […]

Rape culture & capitalism

The vile gang-rape of a 23 year old student in Delhi, India and her resultant death in December 2012 has brought the social scourge of rape into sharp focus. Horrifically, this particular case was in no way out of the ordinary in its nature or severity. What made it exceptional […]