Tag: feminism

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...

Sexist Tory Austerity: why Sisters Uncut are marching this May Day

A member of Sisters Uncut writes about their May Day action coming up this bank holiday Monday The crisis facing domestic violence services across the UK is one key issue that has been largely overlooked in the run-up to...

“I Was Born a Baby Not a Boy”: Sex, Gender and Trans Liberation

In the second article in a series on trans politics, Shanice McBean discusses sex, gender and trans liberation. This piece was originally published on Shanice's blog sheisrevolutionarilysuicidal. The Severing of Sex from Gender As transgender identities, social spaces...

The new grand alliance in the Middle East

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale explain the changing international alliances in Middle Eastern politics, and how this is connected to rising Islamophobia in Europe. This was originally published as part of a series on Feminism...

“Hope in the stubborn instances of resistance” – Assessing the current state of the...

Tithi Bhattacharya recently caught up with Kavita Krishnan on the prospects for the women's movement in India today and questions of strategy TB: December 2014 marked two years since India erupted in mass protests against...

‘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.

Historical Materialism 2014: Marxist-feminist challenges to neoliberalism

Lois JC reports on the session entitled "Marxist-feminist challenges to neoliberalism" that took place at the London Historical Materialism 2014 conference earlier this month, with Hester Eisenstein, Estelle Cooch and Catherine Rottenberg. The meeting on neoliberalism...

Towards a Marxist theory of gender?

Heather Brown's book Marx on Gender and the Family was released to great acclaim. Estelle Cooch interviewed her about Engels, intersectionality and feminism today. This interview was originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of...
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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...

Trafficking and sex work in Latin America: are women really being rescued?

Jessica Gutiérrez is a therapist working with survivors of sexual violence based in Buenos Aires. She describes how her experience of a brothel raid in Mexico radically altered her views on trafficking for sexual exploitation. (photo:...