Women

Globally, the pandemic hits women

Food production and distribution, education, health and local transport are sectors in which large numbers of women work. This is the labour that holds societies together. But it is not valued, economically or socially, precisely because it is seen as traditional women’s work.

12th September 2020 // 1 Comment

Women’s labour and C-19

When women enter the capitalist labour market for the first time, they often enter it doing those tasks that are done at home and which are seen as women’s traditional labour; this, of course, is viewed as unskilled and hence earns low pay. Entering the labour market does not eliminate women’s primary responsibility for those tasks at home; what happens is that their exploitation in the labour market is then added to their oppression at home.

20th May 2020 // 0 Comments

Fifty years of feminist organising in Britain – challenges for the future

This is linked to women’s traditional role in social reproduction – caring is something that we are socialised to see as natural. This is fundamental to a world where the pursuit of profit is what is valued – even when it involves producing products that are at best ephemeral if not either useless or damaging of people and planet.

8th March 2020 // 1 Comment

The feminist strike extends across Europe

In 2016 Polish feminists went on a feminist strike to defend the decriminalization of abortion and in defense of reproductive rights; months later the Argentines stopped the country in protest against femicides and went on to call months later for the first international women’s strike, writes Laia Facet. The contagion is spreading.

8th March 2019 // 0 Comments

Fascist Attack on Women’s March in Chile

In the face of the attack by fascist groups on Chile’s feminist movement, we, the undersigned, state: On July 25, fascists violently attacked the 6th National March for the [...]

4th August 2018 // 0 Comments

Repeal the north

The result of the referendum to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion was a huge step forward for the majority of Irish women writes Barney Cassidy. They will shortly be [...]

30th May 2018 // 0 Comments

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