women

Silent no longer: confronting sexual violence in the left - Rebecca Winter

Excellent article arguing for and suggesting practical ways anarchist individuals, organisations and spaces can help support survivors of sexual violence. Trigger warning for mention of sexual violence.

Woman on the edge of time - Marge Piercy

Woman on the Edge of Time is a novel by Marge Piercy. It is considered a classic of utopian "speculative" science fiction as well as a feminist classic.

Addressing sexual violence in the IWW

An article by Madaline Dreyfus, replying to some of the recent discussion on instances of sexual violence within the IWW. Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence.

Being a woman organizer isn’t easy

Wob women at a picket in Brooklyn, 2007.

An article by Luz Sierra about the gendered expectations she has faced within her family and culture.

Come one, come all! Feminist and social justice blogging as performance and bloodshed - Flavia Dzodan

A thoughtful essay on "call-out culture" and the performative aspects of contemporary feminist and social justice media, by Flavia Dzodan.

Nawal Saadawi’s The Hidden Face of Eve (book review) – Magida Salman

Review by Arab feminist Magida Salman of Nawal el-Saadawi's 'The Hidden Face of Eve', criticising its tendency to minimise women's oppression in the Arab world as part of her reaction to the deficiencies of Western feminist analysis on Thirld World women.

Madrid sex workers call for an end to criminalisation

Around 150 sex workers demonstrated this afternoon (Saturday 15th Feb 2014) between Puerto del Sol and Gran Vía in Madrid, protesting against the criminalisation of prostitution and against the city government's Civil Space Ordnance and the Interior Ministry's proposed Law of Civil Safety.

The autobiography of Mother Jones

Portrait of Mother Jones

The autobiography of Mary Harris Jones, more commonly known as Mother Jones. The "most dangerous woman in America" and a committed organizer for several unions including the Knights of Labor and the IWW. She was also active in the fight to end child labour and organise every mine.

The International Communist League on Roman Polanski

An absolutely appalling article from the Trotskyist Spartacist League in support of convicted child rapist film director Roman Polanski. We completely disagree with the article but reproduce it as evidence of their sexist, pro-child abuse, rape-denying views. Trigger warning for sexual violence.

New report details widespread torture of female Iraqi prisoners

A look at the extent of widespread torture of men and women in the Iraqi prison system. Trigger warning for torture and sexual violence.