women

Sisterhood and Squatting in the 1970s: Feminism, Housing and Urban Change in Hackney

Squat houses, Broughton Road, Hackney, 1983

A detailed look at squatting in 1970s Hackney, East London. Using oral history to recall how women squatting in the 1970s carved out a space for themselves to self organise in a decaying London, neglected by municipal structures. The article argues that by creating a physical space for themselves women in Hackney were able to shape and create the kind of feminist movement they wanted, which in turn helped them to create better places to live in.

Medina Onrubia de Botana, Salvadora Carmen, 1894-1972

Salvadora Carmen Medina Onrubia

A short biography of Argentinian feminist anarchist poet and writer Salvadora Carmen Medina Onrubia de Botana, written by Cristina Guzzo.

A successful rent strike in 1930s Peckham

Nigel Buildings tenements rent strike 1930s Peckham, London

The story of a successful rent strike in Peckham, south east London, during the 1930s.

Meditation on domestic violence intervention: a personal narrative

A deeply personal account of experiencing and confronting abuse within a family, by Sara Rahnoma-Galindo. Trigger warning for domestic and sexual violence.

The logic of gender: on the separation of spheres and the process of abjection

Marxist-feminists have employed a number of binary oppositions: productive/reproductive, paid/unpaid and public/private. We interrogate these categories and propose new ones. Starting from the specificities of the production and reproduction of labour-power, we define gender as the anchoring of individuals into two separate spheres of social reproduction. We trace the development of these spheres through the history of the capitalist mode of production, and survey the dynamics of gender in the recent crisis, which we characterize as a rise of the abject.

Latin American anarchist women

Pamphlet about the lives of some little-known Latin American anarchist women, by Edgar Rodriguez.

Elena Quinteros, 1945-1976

Elena Quinteros

A short biography of Uruguayan anarchist teacher Elena Quinteros, who was disappeared by the US-backed military dictatorship, written by Edgar Rodrigues.

The birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential texts in transnational theory

A detailed analysis of anarchist feminist He-Yin Zhen's life and thought coupled with six of her most significant essays.

Edited by Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl, and Dorothy Ko.

Yakimova, Anna, 1856-1942

Anna Yakimova

A short biography of Russian revolutionary Anna Yakimova, a.k.a. Anna Vasilevna Yakimova-Dikovsky.

The women's day massacre, 1937

A striker wounded in the women's day massacre

A short account of the 19 June killing of 16 people and wounding of 283 by police during a demonstration of women and children in support of a steel workers' strike.