Tag: sexual violence

Image shows a woman holding up a placard reading Power to the People Not the Police with a backdrop of other women in the crowd.

We Will Not Be Divided – Statement from Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut's statement against police and state violence and the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021, originally published on 23 March 2021. rs21 signed the statement alongside groups including Black Lives Matter UK, Jewish Solidarity Action and Docs Not Cops. 
Bristol police officers moving to suppress an occupation in 2011.

A criminal record: 10 times Bristol police abused local people

Bristol's police force – presented by the media as the victims of a 'mob' – are among the most violent, racist and abusive parts of Britain's police state.

What happened at Clapham Common

An eyewitness account of a powerful event marred by shocking and gratuitous acts of violence by the Metropolitan Police.
Flowers and a sign reading 'end violence against women'

We can’t rely on the police to protect women

In the aftermath of Sarah Everard's murder, politicians immediately called for heavier policing. But more police will not end violence against women.
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IWD 2021: Five feminist fights for the year ahead

Reproductive justice, sexual violence and harassment, justice at work: on International Women's Day, we look at key feminist fights for the year to come.
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Review | Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Kate Bradley reviews a highly readable intervention into recent debates amongst feminists
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Review: Epstein: Filthy rich

Kate Bradley reviews a documentary series focusing on giving a voice to the survivors of Jeffrey Epstein.

Grief and anger in Hong Kong

Following the death of student Chow Tsz Lok, the protests are intensifying, but the need to link up with the mainland is pressing.

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.

On the dissolution of the ISO

The US-based International Socialist Organization (ISO) has recently voted to dissolve itself. The rs21 Steering Group has collectively compiled the following piece in response.