Socialist feminism! Everyday sexism! Women's struggles past and present!
She chatted online with her ex
- That's where she went wrong
- He showed her the error of her ways
Now she wears a long-sleeved dress
She spilt his drink and made a mess
- That was her big mistake
- She says she bumped into the door
You know how clumsy she gets
In 1848, in response to the 300-strong Convention for Woman's Rights in Seneca Falls (USA) and its Declaration of Sentiments, a Philadelphia newspaper urged the city's ladies not to join the new movement and become women but to stay as "wives, belles, virgins and mothers". Here's my poetic response:
Janine will be
- performing poetry 15:00-15:20
- speaking about women in trade unions 17:00-17:20.
The event runs from 12:00 until 20:00 in Hackney Downs park, east London.
Others speaking and/or performing include:
Rabina Khan - writer, politician, former Cabinet Member for Housing and community worker in Tower Hamlets
Janine performs poetry as LGSM prepares to put some politics into Pride!
At the London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8UE
Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgsm-pre-pride-social-tickets-17423386819
You all must be Beach Body Ready!
Or you surely must wither in shame!
If your body is flawed or unsteady
Then you just have your own self to blame!
No, the beach has no space for relaxing!
It's a place for perfection parades!
You need slimming! And toning! And waxing!
We have products in buckets - and spades!
Janine will be performing some verse at the evening social event for delegates at RMT's Women's Conference in Wigan.
Women in Workers' Liberty are holding a socialist feminist conference on Saturday 28 February in London, and as part of that are hosting a social in the evening at The Union Tavern in King's Cross. There will be have spoken word poetry from Michelle Madsen, Janine Booth and Emily Harrison, feminist folk music from Karina Knight and "Thought Plane Theatre", a performance project from an interactiv