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25 March 2015

TV review: Suffragettes Forever!

Katrine Williams of Cardiff Socialist Party reviews BBC TV's 'Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power'

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2 July 2014

Review: Murdered By My Boyfriend

A harrowing look at violence against young women: BBC Three's 'Murdered By My Boyfriend' tells us from the start that it is a true story. The details are all as they took place for a real-life woman from Nottingham, who was killed by her boyfriend

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Stop Victim Blaming - slut walk London September 2012, photo by Paul Mattsson

Stop Victim Blaming - slut walk London September 2012, photo by Paul Mattsson

17 July 2013

End violence against women!

Under capitalism the stereotypical representations of women which abound in the media, advertising and general culture have their roots in the rise of class society, wrote Christine Thomas in her book 'It doesn't have to be like this: women and the struggle for socialism'

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London slutwalk June 2011 , photo Sarah Wrack

Pic: Sarah Wrack

11 April 2013

Combating violence against women: A socialist perspective on fighting women's oppression

A statement "Our movement must be a safe place for women" by two Unison activists has been posted online and has received the support of trade union activists, including leading figures

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London slutwalk June 2011, photo Sarah Wrack

7 March 2013

Stop violence against women

The 'Slutwalk' protests have been an 'in your face' challenge to the reactionary idea that how women dress and behave can 'invite' rape, writes Eleanor Donne in this International Women's Day feature

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29 January 2013

Rape is No Joke

Following high profile cases such as those of Julian Assange and Dominique Strauss Khan, there has been much debate recently about rape and sexual assault...

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Women and the struggle for socialism, photo Suzanne Beishon

10 December 2012

Socialist Women plan campaigning for 2013

On 5 and 6 January a Socialist Party national women's meeting will take place. In the lead up to this two regions of the Socialist Party report on similar meetings they have organised

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London Slutwalk, 22.9.12, photo Paul Mattsson

26 September 2012

No excuse! Thousands protest against victim blaming on London Slutwalk

"No sexual abuse! No excuse! No domestic abuse! No excuse!" was one of the chants on the lively and colourful Slutwalk London demo on Saturday

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19 September 2012

Sexism - a product of capitalism

A National Union of Students (NUS) 'Hidden Marks' survey showed that one in seven female students had been the victim of serious sexual assault or serious physical violence while at university or college

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29 August 2012

Women's prisons - Con-Dems' 'reforms' mean cuts and privatisation

The Prison Reform Trust has said that prisons in England and Wales are over capacity by 7,300 inmates. This overcrowding, says the trust, is limiting prison staff's efforts to reduce reoffending...

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22 August 2012

Shafilia Ahmed murder: A question of women's rights

The horrific murder of Shafilia Ahmed by her parents will no doubt be exploited by the far right and used by the government to further their attacks on minority groups, writes Cathy Meadows.

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N30 - Millions strike back at Con-Dem government on 30 November 2011, photo by Paul Mattsson

N30 - Millions strike back at Con-Dem government on 30 November 2011, photo by Paul Mattsson

7 March 2012

International Women's Day 2012

Women, capitalism and the cuts: International Women's Day 2012 falls against the backdrop of ever more cuts being imposed by the coalition, writes Alicia Blackett.

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7 March 2012

Them & Us

Marching to recession: Remember chancellor George Osborne's prediction of a "march of the makers" where manufacturing would bring growth back to Britain's economy?...

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1500 marched on the Fawcett Society demonstration 19 November to tell the government

1500 marched on the Fawcett Society demonstration 19 November to tell the government

23 November 2011

Women: sick of sexism, discrimination and cuts?

It doesn't have to be like this!: On 30 November millions of workers will participate in what is likely to be the biggest coordinated strike action since the 1926 general strike, writes Eleanor Donne, Socialist Women steering committee.

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25 May 2011

'Slutwalk' protests: Women reject sexism

Over recent weeks a number of issues have come up which highlight the degree of sexism women face, here and internationally, and the opposition to it

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Keep the NHS public! On the 'Save the NHS' march, 3 November 2007 , photo Paul Mattsson

Keep the NHS public! On the 'Save the NHS' march, 3 November 2007 , photo Paul Mattsson

3 March 2011

International Women's Day 2011: Women and the fightback

Build a mass movement against cuts and for genuine equality for women: International Women's Day comes at a time of women's struggles against exploitation and harassment in Asia and Latin America, strikes and demonstrations against cuts in Europe and of course mass movements in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya and elsewhere...

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19 February 2011

Women and the Struggle for Socialism: Introduction

It doesn't have to be like this
Women and the Struggle for Socialism, by Christine Thomas
It doesn't have to be like this - What consequences will the economic crisis and its aftermath have for women?
Socialist Party publication, August 2010, 90 pages

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Women and the Struggle for Socialism

Women and the Struggle for Socialism

15 September 2010

Women and the struggle against oppression

Christine Thomas, author of the new book 'It doesn't have to be like this - Women and the Struggle for Socialism' spoke to Sarah Wrack about why such a book was necessary.
Christine was the Socialist Party's national women's organiser from 1994 to 2006. She has written extensively on the question of women's oppression for the Socialist newspaper and the Socialist Party's theoretical magazine Socialism Today.

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24 February 2010

CWU women vote for political review

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) annual women's conference took place on 20 February. Delegates discussed the impact of the economic crisis on working class women, their jobs and their work-life...

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7 May 2008

'Raising the roof' at Usdaw conference

Shopworkers' union Usdaw's annual conference took place against the background of the credit crunch crises and just before Labour's election debacle, writes Robbie Segal, delegate, personal capacity.

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