Tag Archives: Socialist Feminism

Prince Andrew & the depraved culture of the ruling class

By Aislinn O’Keeffe The Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men… and they comprised members of the British royal family, the mainstream media, wealthy business folk, a PR team, at least one convicted sex trafficker and one convicted child abuser, along with a legal team reportedly costing millions of pounds.  This week, however, even Prince Andrew’s army ...

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United States: High school students walkout against sexual violence

By Ginger Jentzen Thousands of students from dozens of high schools across the country have staged walkouts against sexual assault and harassment since returning to in-person classes. According to data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, reported incidents of sexual violence went up 55% from 2015 – 2018. The increase in reporting marks a clear victory for ...

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From lockdowns to nightlife — act to stop gender-based violence

By Valerie O’Leary Recent instances of women having their drinks spiked or having been injected with drugs in bars and nightclubs sparked protests across the U.K. Police in Britain confirmed that 254 attacks happened over the past two months, 56 involving spiking by injection and 198 drink spiking reports. This represents yet another worrying manifestation of horrific misogynistic attacks and ...

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Agnes Tirop’s murder and the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence

By Harper Cleves On Wednesday, 13 October 25-year-old Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop was found tragically murdered in her home in Iten, Kenya. Her husband has been arrested as the prime suspect in this horrifically brutal crime. Tirop’s family have reported that Agnes had recently moved out of the shared home with her husband due to fears for her life, ...

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Women courageously speak out against sexual harassment & abuse in the army

By Valerie O’Leary The recent broadcasting of RTE’s “Women of Honour” programme on sexual harassment, bullying and sexist practices in the Irish Defence Forces is yet another example of the systemic toxic and misogynistic attitudes that exist in the military. Over the past few years, the rise of the global feminist movement, out of which came the #MeToo movement has ...

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Review: The Care Crisis by Emma Dowing

Reviewed by Caitriona Ní Chatháin In her book The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It, Emma Dowling explores the multifaceted world of care, and its degradation under decades of neoliberalism, and capitalism today. With a special focus on the situation in Britain, Dowling examines not only what we mean by ‘care’ and ‘care work’ but ...

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Russia: Urgent protests needed

Appeal for solidarity from socialist feminist activists in Russia as six members of Socialist Feminist Alternative were arrested yesterday. SocFemAlternative and Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa (our sister organisation in Russian) organised pickets in solidarity with Afghan women in Russia today. In the appeal posted yesterday which was liked by 1715 people we pointed out that “Afghan women have been fighting for their ...

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Nothing to lose but our chains: Join the international socialist alternative!

Housing crisis, precarious work, climate catastrophe…Feeling like you’ve no future? IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S CAPITALISM! We live in a world of crisis and inequality because capitalism puts profit before all else, no matter the consequences. For example, Big Pharma’s patents on Covid vaccines (protecting intellectual property rights) means hundreds of thousands will needlessly die in the poorest countries. During the ...

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