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Women in the Past

Submitted by Janine on 04 September 2014 at 14:29

This article is the first section of the Workers' Liberty pamphlet 'Comrades and Sisters', about socialism and women's liberation. It tells the story of women's struggle for liberation: from the French Revolution and the birth of feminism, through the fight for the vote, up to the 70s women's movement, Thatcherism and the backlash against feminism.

The Rights of Woman

The Story of Section 28

Submitted by Janine on 30 August 2014 at 21:20

This abridged version of an article published in Workers' Liberty, December 1997, was included in the Workers' Liberty pamphlet Radical Chains: Sexuality and Class Politics, published in 1999.

In 1987, the anti-gay law Section 28 made its first appearance in Parliament. It was to mark a turning point in the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement.