This resolution was passed unanimously by RMT Women's Conference 2017.
Women in history
Janine proposing a motion at RMT Women's Conference calling on the union to reaffirm its commitment to women's right to choose and access abortion, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act by ensuring that there is no return to the days of backstreet abortions. The motion was carried unanimously.
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 feminism?' at Workers' Liberty Women's 'All The Rage' event on 28 February 2015.
1. Key ideas:
In 1848, in response to the 300-strong Convention for Woman's Rights in Seneca Falls (USA) and its Declaration of Sentiments, a Philadelphia newspaper urged the city's ladies not to join the new movement and become women but to stay as "wives, belles, virgins and mothers". Here's my poetic response:
The third in a series of articles about the German socialist women's movement 1890-1914 written in 2005 - originally published here.
What is often seen as one issue - referred to at the time as the ‘woman question’ - actually developed quite differently amongst women of different classes.
The last in a series of five articles written in 2005 - originally published here:
Socialist feminists are continually accused of ‘divided loyalties’, challenged to declare which is our priority: class or sex. It makes a lot more sense to direct this challenge at feminists who defend capitalism, or at socialist men.