Socialist feminism! Everyday sexism! Women's struggles past and present!
Janine's annual poetic appearance at Ealing TUC's annual event!
More details to follow.
You've won the Women's Ballon d'Or
You dribble, tackle, shoot and score
But do you twerk?
You strike a hard and well-aimed ball
Around a wide defensive wall
But do you twerk?
Top scorer in the Champions League
But one thing fills me with intrigue:
Do you twerk?
In July, I spoke at an event organised by Islington Labour Party women’s forum, called ‘Keeping women and girls safe in Islington’. There were various speakers from community organisations, the council and the police, plus workshops on domestic abuse, sexual harassment, hate crime, gangs and bullying. My job was to speak about harassment and violence against women on public transport.
Also published on the Workers' Liberty website here, this is a discussion document which forms the background to agreeing policy in the AWL; the document seeks to reflect the areas where there is substantial consensus, rather than the discrete areas of difference and some differences of emphasis.
When history tells of mighty kings
Who's working wonders in the wings?
Fighting battles, changing things?
Disaffected Middle-Aged Women!
In 1848 they came
To Seneca Falls to stake their claim
Mature and bolshy, never tame -
Disaffected Middle-aged Women!
RMT's delegation to the European Transport workers' Federation Women's Conference comprised Mary Jane Herbison, Michelle Rodgers, Lorna Tooley and Janine Booth. The conference was, unfortunately, squeezed into a short time on a single day. It still managed to do its business and hear some interesting and relevant contributions.
Report on the ETF Women's Committee's work 2013-17