Women's rights and Feminism

A real strategy for equal pay

BY Janine Booth (Chair, RMT Women’s Advisory Committee - PC)

The Women and Work Commission was New Labour’s attempt to address the embarrassment and injustice of the enduring gender pay gap. But its report was woeful, in great part blaming women and girls for going into low-paid jobs and men and boys for renouncing those jobs for better-paid work.

Class and the city

Sofie Buckland reviews “Sex, The City and Me”, BBC2, June 17

I wasn’t expecting to much enjoy BBC2’s one-off drama about sex discrimination at a city bank, “Sex, the city, and me”. It was one of those programmes you only switch on after being faced with a Sunday night schedule barren of anything remotely entertaining.

London socialist feminist reading group

"No women's liberation without socialism, no socialism without women's liberation..."

Following the successful dayschool on "The case for socialist feminism" on 21st April, Workers' Liberty members and other socialist feminist activists in London are setting up a monthly reading and discussion group on socialist feminist ideas. Our first meeting will at 7.30pm, on Friday 25th May, in the upstairs room of the Plough, on Museum Street, WC1A 1LH (nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road).