Socialist feminism! Everyday sexism! Women's struggles past and present!
Concealer hides the redness and the bruises
Long sleeves disguise the marks along her arm
A bangle covers twisted wrist contusions
A bandage shields her fractured thumb from harm
Dark glasses screen her puffy eyes and tears
Uncertain smile conceals the broken tooth
The scent he bought her drowns the smell of fear
A well-told story masks the brutal truth
I am a railway woman, love my job
I take you there and back, I take your fare
Sometimes behind the scenes, sometimes you’ll see me
I fix the track or operate the signal
I clean the station, guard or drive the train
And when you need me, here I am to help.
Janine will be giving this year's George Lansbury Memorial Lecture at a venue in East London.
What is working life like for women (and men) on the Bucharest Metro? How does it compare to our situation on London Underground? In Bucharest with the ETF Women's Committee, I spoke with Metro workers and gathered some facts …
WHAT IS THE ETF?
The European Transport Workers’ Federation, linking transport trade unions across Europe. RMT is one of several UK affiliates.
Its Women’s Committee includes nominees from various countries and sectors. I am a member of the Committee for the term 2013-2017.
PRIORITY CAMPAIGN 1 – VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TRANSPORT WORKERS
Reclaim its real name
It is International
Working Women's Day
Let’s celebrate with
Words of wit and wisdom from
"Freedom is always
The freedom of dissenters"
"I had crossed the line
I was free but a stranger"
Not all suffragettes
Followed the same politics
Even the Pankhursts
Notes from the introduction to a workshop on 'What do we mean by socialist feminnism?' at Workers' Liberty Women's 'All The Rage' event on 28 February 2015.
1. Key ideas: