Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Women’s liberation

Socialist feminism! Everyday sexism! Women's struggles past and present!

Sexual Conservatism Does Not Protect Women from HIV

Submitted by Janine on 05 March 2020 at 15:02

TUC Women's Conference today debated a motion on Women and HIV (pictured). I spoke against the motion. Below is my speech, plus some additional information to help clarify what has been a controversial issue.

The motion was defeated by 89 votes to 81, with 36 delegates abstaining.

I'm asking delegates to vote against this motion.

Speaking in Support of Tube Cleaners

Submitted by Janine on 04 March 2020 at 21:07

Today at TUC Women's conference, PCS moved a motion congratulating their members at BEIS for successful strike action, and drawing attention to the appalling conditions that outsouced workers, many of them women, face. I made the following contribution to the debate.

Congratulations to PCS on its brilliant win at BEIS and solidarity with your ongoing sturggles at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and elsewhere.

Telling Time

Submitted by Janine on 20 October 2019 at 20:17

Janine Booth performs Telling Time, a poem about the marks that life has left on her body. the event took place in Hackney, hosted by the local Constituency Labour Party, to help build the campaign to save the NHS.

Stop Sexual Harassment and Assault on Public Transport

Submitted by Janine on 21 September 2018 at 15:19

In July, I spoke at an event organised by Islington Labour Party women’s forum, called ‘Keeping women and girls safe in Islington’. There were various speakers from community organisations, the council and the police, plus workshops on domestic abuse, sexual harassment, hate crime, gangs and bullying. My job was to speak about harassment and violence against women on public transport.