I’m going to give a quick definition and overview of Islamic feminism in this lead off (which hopefully the reading should already have given you.)
Women's rights and Feminism
Notes from AWL dayschool on socialist feminism, April 2007
What is socialist-feminism?
The basic and defining arguments of socialist-feminism are:
The government is considering proposals to prosecute men for buying sex; in this they are following the model of “vice control” used in Sweden.
London Socialist Feminist Reading Group
Women, capitalist exploitation and organisation: the example of the 1888 “Matchgirls” strike
At four in the morning on 24 August, Zimbabwean police carried out a raid on the homes of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) members in Bulawayo, taking six women and a one year-old baby into custody.
Feminists Against Borders will hold their first meeting, “Moving gender”, as part of the Gatwick No Borders Camp, Friday 21 September, 10am-1pm, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon.
Discussion on whether "Islamic feminism" is possible?
Friday 24th August 7:30-9:15 pm
Marchmont Community Centre
62 Marchmont Street
Some initial reading, describing Islamic Feminism "in their own words" can be found at the websites cited below. Further reading available on the day.
The recently established London Socialist Feminist reading group meets monthly and continues its programme on Friday 27 July with a discussion on equal pay.
In 1968, a group of female sewing machinists went on strike against a sex-biased grading structure. The 1970 Equal Pay Act followed shortly after. But women are still paid significantly less than men. Why is that? What can we do about it?
By Maria Exall
The media reported that the Government is planning to change the law to help women gain equal access to membership benefits of golf clubs.