By Sarah Wrack. From the Socialist newspaper (England and Wales) BBC Three’s ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’ tells us from the start that it is a true story. The details are all as they took place for a real-life woman from ...Read More »
By Sinead Daly, Socialist Party Scotland & Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Dundee & Angus (personal capacity) The stroke of midnight on June 9th saw almost 5,000 people take to the streets of South Glasgow to demand an end to ...Read More »
The Impact of Cuts on Women By Nicola Crawford, Glasgow It’s triple jeopardy for women living with the impact of the Tory cuts. To date almost £15 billion worth of cuts per year have been made to benefits, tax credits, ...Read More »
This year is the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 miners’ strike. An important feature of the strike was the involvement of tens of thousands of women in a huge support network, fundraising and picketing. To mark International Women’s Day 2014 ...Read More »
Sinead Daly, Dundee One in three women around the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime….that’s one BILLION women! The figures in Scotland bring little comfort. In 2012/13, 1372 rapes, 90 attempted rapes and 7,693 sexual offices were reported ...Read More »
A question of gender and class By Marisa Cabal, based on a longer article by Victoria Lara of Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) On 20 December last, the Spanish government gave the green light to a new law on abortion ...Read More »
On 13 December 2013, singer Beyonce Knowles released a surprise self-titled ‘visual’ album. The promotional lead of the album was a song and video entitled ‘Drunk in love’ which depicts Beyonce on the beach singing about her sex-life with husband ...Read More »
It doesn't have to be like this.
At the turn of the millennium we were promised that women’s equality was just around the corner – and to many it really did seem possible. We had travelled such a long way compared to our grandparents and even our parents’ generations.
Legally women had the same rights as men, girls were outperforming boys in school and the labour market was so transformed that in some countries women had become a majority of the workforce. Economic and social changes were undermining traditional ideas about men and women’s roles in society and significantly altering personal relations.Read More »
Women and Austerity
On 8th March 1857 women garment workers marched and picketed in New York City demanding improved working conditions and equal rights.
In 1908, women marched again in New York to honour the 1857 march, demanding the vote and an end to sweatshops and child labour. In 1910 a conference of Socialist women established an International Women’s Day. Demonstrations in Petrograd marking International Women’s Day in 1917 sparked a revolution, which overthrew the Tsarist dictatorship. Women went on to play a leading role in the October Socialist Revolution in Russia.Read More »
The death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland last week who was rushed to hospital but denied a termination that would have saved her life has led to a storm of protests across Ireland in the last few days. Thousands have taken part in demonstrations demanding an urgent change in the law to allow for abortion in Ireland. Never again should a woman in Ireland suffer such oppression. On Wednesday 21st November protests will be held at Irish Embassies, including the consulate in Edinburgh demanding the right to legal abortion. Assemble at Irish Consulate, 16 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh at 5.30pm on Wednesday.Read More »