Women’s liberation

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

The Housewife's Trial

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'.

Minnie Lansbury at the Nottingham Women's History Group

06/04/2019 - 14:00

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.

A Heroine of our Movement

Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019

 

Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.

Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.

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