Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Women’s liberation

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

Constance Markievicz: a life

Submitted by Janine on 02 October 2014 at 12:56

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.

Her Name Is Reeva

Submitted by Janine on 04 September 2014 at 14:19

Her name is Reeva
Reeva Steenkamp
Not 'Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend'
Not 'model'
Not 'reality TV star'
Her name is Reeva

Her name is Reeva
She was not just a model
But also a law graduate
She was not just a reality TV star
But also a campaigner against violence
The story is about her killing
Not about his fame
Or it ought to be

The Housewife's Trial

Submitted by Janine on 03 September 2014 at 14:26

An oldie from the 1980s, a decade of Thatcher, Reagan, crap haircuts and appallingly sexist washing powder adverts. They are not exactly bastions of feminism now, but in the 1980s we were subjected to images of women descending into hysterical panic because 'The dirt says hot but the label says not' (Ariel), their whites had failed the 'window test' (Daz) or were not 'bluey-white'.

Speaking about Violence against Women to European Transport Trade Unionists

Submitted by Janine on 09 October 2021 at 17:48
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Janine will speak about trade union campaigns against violence against women on London Underground at a two-day conference (hybrid: in Brussels and online) organised by the European Transport workers' Federation's women's committee.

Safety, Equality, Solidarity!

Submitted by Janine on 30 March 2021 at 21:29
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Janine is among the speakers as RMT's London Transport Region hosts a panel focusing on women’s health and safety in the workplace, for International Workers Memorial Day.

Broadcasting live on RMT London Transport Region's channel — specific meeting details for members to follow

- a conversation about women workers' health and safety, with: