Socialist views mental illness

The politics of mental health

Hazel Croft argues that, while reducing stigma is a good start, we also need a more radical approach to mental health

No to Pinkwashing reports on today’s protest

No to Pinkwashing campaigns against the Israeli PR tactic of using claims about their record on LGBT issues to present Israel as a defender of human rights. They held a protest in central London...

How do we push sexism back to the fringe?

Millions of women and men are disgusted by Trump's casual misogyny, and they make up a not-so-silent majority that can drive a new resistance, writes Elizabeth Schulte. Originally published in the US Socialist Worker It's the...

On the dissolution of the ISO

The US-based International Socialist Organization (ISO) has recently voted to dissolve itself. The rs21 Steering Group has collectively compiled the following piece in response.

We must fight domestic violence, but not with the hypocritical help of the Sun

Last week the Sun launched its "Give Me Shelter" campaign in defence of women's refuges. A member of campaign group Sisters Uncut speaks out against the paper's hypocrisy. Spread across the Sun's front page last Monday were...

Review: Lean Out

Kate Bradley reviews Dawn Foster's Lean Out (Repeater Books, 2016), a book that challenges the liberal feminism promoted by Sheryl Sandberg's business advice book, Lean In.  Lean Out was a book that needed to be written....

The Handmaid’s Tale: hope is evident amidst repression

Angela Stapleford argues that the recent adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale holds up a mirror to the worst possibilities within our own world, but also shows the possibility of resistance. Angela writes book...

Hypocrisy, homophobia and the neoliberal ruling class

As the Sochi Olympics began, many politicians and multinationals have statements supporting LGBT rights and condemning Russia’s homophobic government, but there are doubts about these new friends of equality.

Social reproduction: from theory to practice

Sara Bennett discusses the relevance today of Lise Vogel's understanding of women's oppression and the dynamics of capitalism Lise Vogel's 1983 book Marxism and the Oppression of Women is an attempt to bring women's oppression...

“Shoot As Well As Cook”: the Black Panther Party, sexism and the struggle today

We need to remember the contributions of black women to past struggles if we're to take forward the fight for justice today, writes Shanice McBean. Black women are at the forefront of the struggle that has emerged...