WW archiveIssue 957
11 April 2013
Feminism debate: A useless product of 1970s radicalism
From womens liberation to bureaucratic feminism - Mike Macnair examines the process that produced the witch-hunting of rape deniers
This is a contribution to the discussion on the uses of the word, ‘feminism’, which is currently going on among the left. The discussion has been triggered by the Socialist Workers Party leadership’s use of it as a smear term to attack SWP oppositionists - and, by way of entirely predictable negative dialectical response, has produced a smear campaign against the SWP as a whole as ‘rape deniers’, and so on, and the beginnings of a ‘no platform for SWPers’ campaign. This paper’s sharp criticism of this response has produced a debate ongoing in this paper’s letters column.
Extinction; Naive dupe; Emancipatory; Safe everywhere; Women trouble; Respects ; Fruitbat; Press freedom?
Eddie Ford is not impressed by the BBCs great British class survey
How did 'democratic centralism' become 'democratic centralism'? Lars T Lih looks at the changing use of the phrase by the Bolsheviks
Peter Manson, editor of the Weekly Worker, welcomes the latest contributions to our legal fund
Opponents of Paolo Di Canios appointment as Sunderland manager have been voicing a set of highly blinkered ideas and strategies, argues Lawrence Parker
Toby Abse reports on the backstabbing and intrigue, as Italian politics remains in paralysis
The Tories and their allies in the media have made full use of the tragic death of six children to attack welfare in general, writes Michael Copestake
The politics of revenge are understandable, but futile, argues Peter Manson. It is not individual representatives of capitalism that need getting: it is capitalism itself
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