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Quotas harm the cause

27 Feb 2014

The left should not succumb to neoliberalism’s phoney version of equality, argues Yassamine Mather

Right strikes at abortion right

12 May 2022

Sexual barbarism is about to return with a vengeance, but, Daniel Lazare insists, it would be profoundly mistaken to rely on the constitution to defend the gains made in a past generation

Parliamentary and everyday sexism

05 May 2022

The current furore has produced a morally outraged cross-party consensus, but the last thing we need is yet more investigations, judge-led enquiries, quangos and powers to suspend or expel MPs, says James Harvey

Working women find a voice

10 Mar 2022

Anne McShane looks at 'Rabotnitsa', first published by the Bolsheviks on February 23 1914 to mark International Women’s Day

Vigorous debate

07 Oct 2021

Paul Drummond reports on the discussions at last weekend’s meeting of CPGB and LPM comrades

Story of vengeance

23 Sep 2021

Gaby Rubin reviews 'Indecent', Menier Chocolate Factory, London (ends November 27). Written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman

Those who look into the abyss

23 Sep 2021

Words can have all manner of meanings. Paul Demarty takes issue with Amanda MacLean on trans rights

Orthodoxy and its discontents

16 Sep 2021

It seems that there is common ground between the patriarchal right and some advocates of trans rights, argues Amanda MacLean. This article is based on her talk given to the CPGB’s Summer Communist University

False dichotomy

29 Jul 2021

Ollie Douglas reviews 'Marxism and intersectionality: race, gender, class and sexuality under contemporary capitalism' by AJ Bohrer

Living in fear

18 Mar 2021

The murder of Sarah Everard has become a symbol for the violence, threats and everyday sexism suffered by women, writes Eddie Ford

SUPPLEMENT: Women’s Day established

04 Mar 2021

March 8 2021 marks 110 years since International Women’s Day was first commemorated by the working class movement. What follows is what we believe to be the first English translation of a report of the 1910 International Socialist Congress of Women in Copenhagen, which passed the resolution to establish the event as a regular feature in the international socialist calendar.

SUPPLEMENT: Reclaim the festival

04 Mar 2021

It is not enough to bemoan the corporate feminists for usurping International Women’s Day, writes Anne McShane. We must show that socialism is a real alternative

A world without gender

14 Jan 2021

‘Queer theory’ actually obstructs the fight for sexual equality. Amanda MacLean insists on a materialist analysis

Getting out of the culture wars

10 Dec 2020

The court decision against the Tavistock clinic has reignited the battle over trans rights. Paul Demarty looks at the confusion

A barometer of progress

02 Apr 2020

NEP had profoundly negative results for the struggle for women’s emancipation, writes Anne McShane.

Class and women’s liberation

12 Mar 2020

Like anti-racism, International Women’s Day has been colonised by the bourgeoisie, writes Eddie Ford.

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