Tag: feminism

Feminists to the pickets!

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.

Launch statement: Cambridge Feminist Anti-Fascists

Cambridge Feminist Anti-Fascists is a new group intending to organise against the far right and the broader social issues that fuel it.
Billy Bragg

Our universities! Our planet!

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.
More solidarity less precarity

UCU strikes: a fighting start

Eight days of strikes got off to a confident start across sixty Higher Education institutions today.
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.

Rape culture and gendered violence

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.

Manchester rs21 sex work discussion

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?

Review: Contralto

Kate Bradley reviews Contralto, a one-hour work for video, strings, and percussion that features a cast of transgender women

On labelling fascists: postscript

Caliban's Revenge revisits his argument that we should identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, as part of a broader anti-racist struggle.

We will strike and we will win!

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Bank of England for the Women's Strike on International Women's Day 2019.