Rape jokes are generally considered, within the organised left and/or feminist movement to be bad.
Women's rights and Feminism
Since the start of the year hundreds of thousands of people have mobilised around the country to save the NHS.
“Police Sapphire teams strongly encourage women to drop rape cases... Police failed to believe victims”, reported the BBC news at the end of February.
Richard Hoggart Building, room 138, Goldsmiths University, New Cross
This is one of a series of meetings is being organised by the socialist feminist group Women's Fightback and Workers' Liberty Students to provide spaces to discuss the issues and consider the case for revolutionary socialist feminism. If you're interested in holding a meeting near you or just finding out more please get in touch: email@example.com or 07883 520 852
In Britain and many other countries there is a tremendous growth of feminist activism. In the past, during the Second Wave Women's Movement for instance, Marxist ideas played an important role in describing and shaping the politics of women's liberation. Not so much today. It is time to renew the link!
Can Marxist class analysis help us understand the roots of, and the reality of, women's oppression today?
What are the connections between class, sexism and other discriminations and oppressions?
Does Marxist analysis reduce all oppression to issues of economics, organisation of work or the politics of labour?
Does feminist politics unite all women? Why have some socialists been indifferent to, or even hostile to, feminism? What is the socialist left's record on women's liberation and how can it be improved?
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Writing in Socialist Worker (5 March), timed for the SWP special conference, Judith Orr, with not-so-beautiful simplicity, explains how women’s oppression is rooted in class society.
The sixth “Million Women Rise” (MWR) demonstration in London on Saturday 9 March drew around 1,000 women. The march was lively, though smaller than last year’s.
The London Student Feminist Network organised a conference on 23-24 February, Student Feminists 2013.
The “lad culture” (as seen in men’s magazines like Nuts) has been around for a long time.
The idea of “male gaze” flows from a psychoanalytical/philosophical theory brought into wider use by Jacques Lacan, but it is a huge subject and difficult to summarise.
On the evening of 16 December 2012, a young female student on a Delhi bus was gang-raped.