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Women’s liberation

Socialist feminism! Everyday sexism! Women's struggles past and present!

DMWs Driving History

Submitted by Janine on 08 January 2018 at 14:34

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!

Report: ETF Women's Conference 2017

Submitted by Janine on 30 June 2017 at 14:10

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

Report to ETF Women's Conference 2017: Violence Against Women Transport Workers - It's Not Part of the Job!

Submitted by Janine on 27 June 2017 at 13:11

This is the report I gave to ETF Women's Conference about the previous four years campaigning against violence against women ...

The 2013 ETF Women's Conference decided that opposing violenece against women transport workers would be one of its priorities for the next four years.

Settling Accounts

Submitted by Janine on 13 April 2017 at 08:48

Another round of drinks, guv'nor
Get the cash from the missus -
You know she's good for it.
She's got to be good for something, eh lads?

When time's called
he lurches home
to settle accounts.

He drinks
and she pays for it.

Disaffected Middle-aged Women

Submitted by Janine on 14 March 2017 at 19:51

A new sociological category to scare the establishment ...

Somewhat like the angry youth
But rather longer in the tooth
We're gobby, feisty, loud, uncouth
We're Disaffected Middle-aged Women

Kicking our heels against the wall
Plotting in the shopping mall
Go tell them we're not playing ball
We're Disaffected Middle-aged Women