Women in history
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.
Written back in around 1993:
Constance Markievicz and the other women who fought in the Easter Rising struggled to be accepted on equal terms by the Irish labour movement and among nationalists. Their experience holds many lessons for today's socialists and feminists.
By Janine Booth.
Written for International Women's Day 2007:
March 8th each year is International Women’s Day. It is celebrated across the globe, and is a day for campaigners to draw attention to women’s continued second-class citizenship and need for equality. However, it is also celebrated by the very same governments and corporations that contribute to women’s unequal rights.
These are biographical notes on the 'Red Countess', Constance Markievicz, prepared for the London Socialist Feminist Discussion Group on 10 October 2008. Also attached are two one-page files giving a timeline of her life.
Constance Georgine Gore-Booth was born on 4 February 1868 at Buckingham Gate in London, the elder daughter of Arctic explorer and adventurer Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet, and Lady Georgina née Hill.
Venue: Effra Social, 89 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF
Come to our next meeting of our monthly socialist feminist reading group, hosted by Workers' Liberty members - open to all!
We'll be reading chapter 6 of Janine Booth's new book 'Minnie Lansbury: Suffragette, Socialist, Rebel Councillor', and will be joined by Janine for the discussion!
Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury.
Venue: International Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN
This is a members-only event, although it is free to join the Nottingham Women's History Group!
A donation of £3 from attendees will help towards refreshments and costs.
Signed copies of 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' will be on sale.