International Women’s Day is set to be marked by strikes from “paid work in offices and factories, or unpaid domestic work in homes, communities and bedrooms. It’s been a turbulent year for women everywhere. Whilst a self-confessed perpetrator of sexual assault sits in the White House, feminist grassroots organisations are gaining in strength and momentum. The #MeToo movement continues to make headlines – but some … Continue reading On March 8th, women across the world are going on strike
TRANSFEMINIST DEMANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT TO THE DEMANDS OF CIS-CENTRED FEMINISM. Wednesday 28th February 2018 7PM-9PM Birmingham LGBT 38-40 Holloway circus, B11EQ Birmingham, United Kingdom Trans women, just like cis women, are in desperate need of the expansion of their rights regarding their bodily autonomy, access to healthcare, and reproductive justice. Trans and cis feminist struggles are interwoven and share the same antagonists. In … Continue reading Birmingham: Bread & Roses for All, and Hormones Too!
By Iida Käyhkö The neoliberal university has nothing to offer women: it may try to lure us in by putting on prominent display those women who have managed to break through the glass ceiling – but the shards continue to rain over the rest of us. The presence of women in university senior management is no consolation when those of us who are researchers or lecturers … Continue reading Let’s Strike Together and Transform the University
n Sunday, 28th January the Women’s Strike Assembly held a Feminist Free School in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, an all-day event providing education and dialogue about feminism outside of the academy. Continue reading Birmingham: Feminist Free School Report Back
BY LINDA ALCOFF, CINZIA ARRUZZA, TITHI BHATTACHARYA, ROSA CLEMENTE, ANGELA DAVIS, ZILLAH EISENSTEIN, LIZA FEATHERSTONE, NANCY FRASER, BARBARA SMITH, KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR. Statement from the International Women’s Strike in the United States. On 8 March, we will go on strike against gender violence – against the men who commit violence and against the system that protects them Last year on 8 March we, women of every kind, … Continue reading We need a feminism for the 99%. That’s why women will strike this year
BY CAMILLE BARBAGALLO The international women’s strike is impossible. Really, it is. But let’s be very clear – the impossibility of the women’s strike is precisely why it is one of the most important things that needs to be done. The impossibility of the women’s strike is not because the women’s strike is not a ‘real’ strike (you know, when blokes in unions walked out … Continue reading The Impossibility of the International Women’s Strike is Exactly Why It’s So Necessary