Antoinette Konikow (1869-1946) was a feminist activist and founding member of both the Communist Party USA and the American Trotskyist movement.
Women's rights and Feminism
The debate in the student movement over the Assange affair and rape apology has taken a surreal turn with George Galloway suing the National Union of Students.
“We are asking Dominic Mohan to drop the bare boobs from The Sun newspaper. We are asking very nicely…” So begins Lucy-Anne Holmes’ petition to the editor of the Sun newspaper.
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The Red Deer Pub, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD
Women are at the sharp end of many of the Coalition government's cuts. What sort of feminism do we need in response to this? Was it ever enough to just push for legal equality? How do we win true liberation for women?
Female weightlifting champion Zoe Smith at this year’s Olympics responded to sexist Twitter comments with: “We don’t lift weights in order to look hot… What makes them think that we even want them to find us attractive?”
For depicting a dominant/submissive relationship and BDSM sex, some critics say the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy is anti-feminist.
Below I explore the “sex wars” debate and critique sex-positivity in a non-hostile way from a socialist feminist perspective, offering an alternative at the end.
It’s just over 50 years since the Pill became generally available on the NHS.
Women’s refuge workers in London are fighting a £6,000 pay cut.