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...

Interview: “I won’t be blamed anymore”

Sara is an activist in the Egyptian group Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (OpAntiSH).
LSE building

Why a university finally stood up to misogyny

Last week the men's rugby club at LSE was closed down for a year after producing a sexist and homophobic leaflet. Lois JC considers why the university finally took action, after years doing nothing...

Interview: Sex work in France

What attitude should we take to sex work? One approach is that of the "Nordic model" which criminalises those who buy sex, very largely men, rather than those who sell it, most of whom...
Trans rights are human rights

Trans Day of Remembrance 2019

20 November is Trans Day of Remembrance. Patricia Lockhart, an activist with Sisters Uncut, reports on developments in Scotland and argues that socialists need to stand against transphobia now more than ever.

London says no to new Spanish abortion law

Around 40 people joined a protest yesterday outside the Spanish embassy in London in solidarity with those in Spain opposing the new anti-abortion law there.

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.

Constructing Lads mags – Playboy to Nuts

Estelle Cooch looks at the demise of Nuts and asks what the competition of original porn mags Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler, can tell us about lads mags today. A decade on from its launch, the...

Report from the #FeministPickets

Last week we republished the call from Women’s Strike Assembly for feminists to link up with the current higher education strikes. rs21 members report from the #FeministPickets