To defeat transphobia, we must build radical anti-racist solidarity against state violence
Money can’t buy you love – but it does pay the bills. Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, women are still fighting for equal pay. What lessons we can now learn from the Covid-19 pandemic?
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
The Women's Strike Assembly are calling for feminists to link up with the current higher education strikes and organise feminist pickets on Monday 9 March 2020.
Cambridge Feminist Anti-Fascists is a new group intending to organise against the far right and the broader social issues that fuel it.
The end of the first week of UCU strike action coincided with the latest climate strike on Friday 29 November. rs21 members report on pickets from around the country.
Eight days of strikes got off to a confident start across sixty Higher Education institutions today.
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.
Toxic masculinity and the hetero-normative dominant culture in our institutions has created a "rape culture" environment leaving victims not believed when they report an attack. The #MeToo solidarity campaign has shown just how pervasive misogyny and gendered violence is at all levels of society. When Cambridge students attempted to obstruct a fascist and sexist group from holding meetings on campus they were not supported by the institute. Cambridge rs21 will host an open forum discussion on "Rape Culture & Gendered Violence" to discuss how we can overturn this status quo.
The last rs21 National Meeting agreed to open up a conversation in the organisation about sex work - for example, about sex work as work, whether it's like other kinds of labour, where sex workers' rights advocacy fits in anti-capitalist struggles, why sex work is so contested on the left and in the feminist movement, and what political movements and policies around sex work we should be supporting as socialists. In this discussion, we ask: what conflicts and contradictions exist in the conversation about sex work? what questions does sex work inspire in you, and how might we begin to answer them?