Women’s Fightback #30 launch

Women's Fightback #30, socialist feminist magazine

Join us to celebrate the launch of the new issue of Women’s Fightback, a socialist feminist magazine by Workers’ Liberty.

Socialist-feminist reading group: Minnie Lansbury

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Venue: Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF Come to our next meeting of our monthly socialist feminist reading group, hosted by Workers’ Liberty members – open to all! We’ll be reading chapter 6 of Janine Booth’s new book … Read more

Speech notes on Socialist Feminism

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Notes from the introduction to a workshop on ‘What do we mean by socialist feminism?’ at Workers’ Liberty Women’s ‘All The Rage’ event on 28 February 2015.   1. Key ideas: Gender roles, sexism, oppression are not biological or inevitable, … Read more

Working-class Women and Bourgeois Feminists

The third in a series of articles about the German socialist women’s movement 1890-1914 written in 2005 – originally published here. What is often seen as one issue – referred to at the time as the ‘woman question’ – actually … Read more

Should the Workers’ Movement Have Special Structures for Women?

The fourth in a series of articles about the German socialist women’s movement 1890-1914, written in 2005, originally published here: Laws against women’s organisation After Bismarck’s Anti-Socialist Law lapsed in 1890, laws remained which restricted women’s political activity. The 1851 … Read more

Women in the Future

The final section of the Workers’ Liberty pamphlet ‘Comrades and Sisters’ looks at what socialism can offer women, and what sort of movement we need to win liberation. Formal Equality and its Limits Britain has had the Sex Discrimination Act … Read more

Women in the Present

The second section of the Workers’ Liberty pamphlet ‘Comrades and Sisters’ looks at women’s situation today. Domestic work, (badly-)paid work, the vast gulf between working-class and ruling-class women. Women in communities, and women in the welfare state. Religious fundamentalism, the … Read more

Women in the Past

This article is the first section of the Workers’ Liberty pamphlet ‘Comrades and Sisters’, about socialism and women’s liberation. It tells the story of women’s struggle for liberation: from the French Revolution and the birth of feminism, through the fight for … Read more