women

The second sex - Simone de Beauvoir

Of all the writing that emerged from the existentialist movement, Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking study of women will probably have the most extensive and enduring impact.

No turning back: The history of feminism and the future of women - Estelle B. Freedman

Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today.

Queering anarchism: Addressing and undressing power and desire - C.B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, and Abbey Volcano

What does it mean to "queer" the world around us? How does the radical refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT identity as a new gender norm come into focus in the context of anarchist theory and practice?

Zionism, demography and women's work - Avishai Ehrlich

A Marxist analysis on the role of women workers in Israeli society, showing how zionist colonisation affected the inequality of women who were used as a reserve source of labour whenever a shortage in the workforce threatened to hamper zionist goals.

Mail order millions - Paul Bolton

Mail Order Millions

'Mail Order Millions' was written by Paul Bolton and published by Solidarity (North West) - the first pamphlet they issued, analysing the mail order retail business in the region. It's undated but came out before the first issue of the Solidarity (North West) magazine in the latter part of 1969.

Social cleansing in Tower Hamlets: interview with Balfron Tower evictee - James Butler

James Butler interviews Sara, a single-parent in Tower Hamlets, East London, which illustrates the impossible situation especially social housing tenants are being put in, squeezed on both sides by government cuts and gentrification.

Things women say that you hate hearing all the time

Relax, that's not actually Valerie Solanas

A short response to "things lib-communists say that you hate hearing all the time", on being accused of sexism, and in jokes.

Khamsin: Women in the Middle East

Issue of Khamsin from 1987 about women and feminism in the Middle East and Egypt, Palestine and Israel particular.

1 in 2 and 77.7p - gender, disability, violence and pay gaps

Image by Royal Art Lodge

This post is the first in a series briefly looking at feminism and disability, analysing the impact of disability on gendered pay gaps and domestic abuse.

Trigger warning: discuses violence against women.