We burned the cop cars one by one: a review of ‘When We Rise’...

Colin Wilson reviews an inspiring memoir of decades of LGBT activism Cleve Jones tells us that there were two times when the movement – the gay liberation movement, the LGBT movement –...

The radical roots of International Women’s Day

Though celebration of IWD today is often dominated by governments and NGOs, the day has its origins in revolutionary struggle.

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale reply to Colin Wilson’s comments on ‘What gender does’

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale continue a discussion on their article What gender does, responding to comments from Colin Wilson To situate our response to Colin, it is useful to see that there are now...

“Ni Una Menos” – No Woman Left Behind

Suzie Wylie writing from Argentina discusses the Ni Una Menos movement On the 8 October, 16-year-old Lucía Pérez was drugged, brutally raped, tortured and killed by 3 men in the Argentinian seaside city of Mar del...

Neither Westminster nor Stormont

This week, buoyed by the #NowForNI campaign, Labour MPs have made multiple attempts to extend reproductive rights to the North of Ireland. On Tuesday 23 October, Diana Johnson’s largely symbolic ten-minute rule bill to...

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...

Review: The Politics of Everybody

Bill Crane reviews Holly Lewis' standout book on the relationship between capitalism and oppression. One of the most promising trends on the intellectual left in recent years is the emergence of a strong and sophisticated...

Feminism from above and below

Estelle Cooch surveys the new feminist movements. This article first appeared in the Spring 2015 Issue of rs21 magazine. 2014 was a year of watersheds and contradictions. The global movement against rape and sexual violence...

Rennard and the culture of sexism

Estelle Cooch writes on the Rennard scandal and its lessons The Liberal Democrat party inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Lord Christopher Rennard – and how it ended – have been headline news for...

Review: Playing the Whore

Becky Gardner reviews Melissa Gira Grant's book "Playing the Whore" (Verso, 2014). This review was originally published in the Summer 2014 edition of the rs21 magazine. In her new book Playing the Whore, journalist...