Over 60 people attended Workers' Liberty's "The case for socialist feminism" dayschool at the University of East London's Docklands campus on Saturday 21 April.
Women's rights and Feminism
By Sofie Buckland
After refusing to debate at the Feminist Fightback conference organised by socialist feminist students last year , the feminist anti-porn group Object have continued their campaign of trying to silence anti-censorship feminist voices.
Guess what? Women with children aged under eleven are the most discriminated against at work. Yes, really.
This background document for the AWL 2007 AGM includes a restatement of the immediate history of the modern women’s movement and our own history.
Including: socialism and feminism, an unhappy marriage?; class, gender and other oppressions; Eva Caradonna from the International Union of Sexworkers on sexual freedom and exploitation; Selma James of 'Global Women's Strike' debates Workers' Liberty on wages for housework; an Iranian activist on Iranian women's struggle against war and theocracy; discussion on what we can learn from the women's movements of the past and how to build a socialist feminist labour movement today...
10.30am-5pm, Saturday 21 April 2007, University of East London Docklands Campus
Under new legislation, the Gender Equality Duty comes into force on 6th April (this Friday). It compels all public authorities to promote gender equality and eliminate sex discrimination. The theory goes that instead of depending on individuals making complaints about sex discrimination, the duty places the legal responsibility on public authorities to demonstrate that they treat men and women fairly.
The need to fight against sexism and for women’s liberation remains a key part of socialist politics. Socialist feminism may also be enjoying something of a revival. With this in mind we have collected together here articles from our press about socialist feminists in history.
A blow-by-blow blog of TUC Women's Conference, which met in Scarborough on 14-16 March, by RMT delegate Janine Booth.
- TUC Women's Conference: Day One
- TUC Women Discuss Abortion Rights
- Women Fight Back Against TUC Childcare Sell-Out
- John McDonnell, Sexual Harassment, Sweatshops, Women's Representation and more
- Does Anyone Know Where The March Is?
- Trident: Taking The TUC Tops To Task
- Lone Working, Single Parents, TUC Women's Committee election
By Rhodri Evans
Despite its oil riches, Iran is a country of huge economic inequalities, huge corruption, 20% unemployment, and 12% inflation.