Category: Feminism

  • Revolution Means Taking Care of the Future

    Thinking a socialist future implies imagining what this future might look like, and then asking how we can get there. Utopia, as conceived by revolutionary theory, implies a pragmatic aspect relating to the question of transition. Transition is a challenge. History has shown that it is not linear: no direct path leading from one point … Keep reading »

  • Coronavirus threat to women workers

    Will the Pandemic Set Women Back?

    By sapping demand for garments and other goods produced in export-oriented developing and emerging economies, the COVID-19 pandemic poses an acute threat to women workers and progress toward greater gender equality. In addressing the economic fallout of the public-health crisis, policymakers must tailor their response accordingly. In April, the International Labour Organization (ILO) predicted that … Keep reading »

  • Socialist Feminist Cabaret 2020

    Performances by: The Rise Up Feminist Jazz Band Songs of Chilean Resistance MC’ed by Sue Findlay and Nithya Nagarajan. Recorded in Toronto, 29 February 2020.

  • Socialist Feminist Cabaret: A Rapist in Your Path

    Presentation of “A Rapist in Your Path” in English and “Un violador en tu camino” in Spanish with Canadian-Chilean solidarity group Apoyamos Chile. Part of the Socialist Feminist Cabaret 2020. Watch video »

  • Working Women: Should We Be Combatting Sexism to Stimulate Economic Growth?

    In the run-up to International Women’s Day, it was good to see Christine Lagarde highlight the problems of sexism in the global economy. Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2011, argues that combatting sexism and bringing more women into the workplace could raise economic growth in some countries by as much … Keep reading »

  • For Richer, For Poorer: Re-Imagining and Reclaiming the Family for the Left

    #Family affects us all. Many associate the family with (emotional) security, devotion, intimacy and being needed. #Feminism #AnneSteckner Keep reading »

  • This is How to Fight!

    Women in West Virginia Teach Powerful Lessons The recent wildcat strike by teachers and support staff in West Virginia is being called one of the most important events in the labour movement since the 1970s. We would like to take a closer look and examine its success and discuss its relevance to the situation here in … Watch video »

  • Landslide Victory for Abortion Rights in Ireland

    “A stunning victory” was how I described the results from the referendum on removing the constitutional ban on abortion in an Irish Times article on Monday 28th. The vote for lifting the ban was passed by a resounding two-thirds majority of 66.4 per cent for Yes. The Irish people have declared in this vote that … Keep reading »

  • Nancy Fraser: Feminism and Marxism

    Feminism and Marxism Noted scholar Nancy Fraser joined us for a wide-ranging interview covering Marx’ and Engels’ view of social reproduction, the tension between class, gender, and race, and the need for a “Feminism for the 99%”. Nancy Fraser was interviewed by Albert Scharenberg of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York. The Significance of Rosa Luxemburg … Watch video »

  • International Women’s Day 2018 (#IWD2018)

    In 1977 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a day for women’s rights and international peace. Following the United Nations’ lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women’s Day. IWD has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration. In many countries it is an official holiday. In Canada, more than 40 events will be held this year. Watch video »

  • IWD: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    Looking back at the founding Women’s Liberation Movement conference on the 48th anniversary. And looking forward to what strategy and what principles must feminism stand for? Keep reading »

  • Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean

    Justin Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings On March 11, survivors of violence against women and their allies and supporters held marches in six Caribbean countries. Started by two Barbadian women, Ronelle King and Allyson Benn, the movement had the hashtag #LifeInLeggings. In Jamaica, one of the groups marching was the Tambourine Army, a movement of … Keep reading »