I have just finished laying out the new women's newsletter for RMT's London Transport region, amusingly entitled 'Time Of The Month'. It was put together by our regional Women's Officer, Jackie Darby, and myself - with contributions from several other women members.
Women's rights and Feminism
1. We will undertake a programme of education in the group around the history, theory and politics of socialism and feminism/socialism-feminism over the next year.
Over 60 people attended Workers' Liberty’s “The case for socialist feminism” dayschool in London on Saturday 21 April.
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.
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.