Gender & Sexuality

IDEAS AND DEBATES

How Capitalism Uses Gender Oppression to Rule

November 13, 2017 | In a talk at the "Socialism is the Solution" conference, Christine Marie discusses the way that capitalism oppresses women.

Christine Marie

UNITED STATES

#MeToo: Survivors Stand up to be Counted

October 22, 2017 | The #MeToo campaign brings attention to the prevalence of sexual violence, particularly perpetrated by wealthy and powerful men. What does this mean for working class (...)

Francesca Gomes

UNITED KINGDOM

Strike with Pride

October 05, 2017 | With humour and sharp political insights, along with some amusing anecdotes, Mike, Gethin and Jonathan recall their time as LGSM members.

LGBT

Trump Administration Attacks LGBT Workers

October 05, 2017 | A lawyer for the Department of Justice argued that discrimination against LGBTQ employees should not be considered a violation of federal law.

Arielle Concilio

BRAZIL

Brazilian Federal Court Allows "Conversion Therapy" for LGBT People

September 22, 2017 | This week, a Brazilian federal court issued an injunction allowing psychologists to provide gay and lesbian conversion therapy.

Victor Mariutti

INTERVIEW

The Trotskyist Drag King of Mexico City

August 26, 2017 | The following is an interview with Mexican drag king, Nancy Cazares, also known as Gabriel. Nancy is also a Trotskyist militant of the Movimiento de Trabajadores Socialistas (...)

INTERVIEW

"No One is Handed Freedom on a Silver Platter": Women and the Russian Revolution

August 23, 2017 | An interview with author of Women, State and Revolution, Wendy Goldman.

ARGENTINA

Women Workers vs Intersectional Exploitation

August 16, 2017 | PepsiCo is a multinational corporation with a woman CEO, awarded for multiculturalism in her company. The women in a PepsiCo factory in Argentina are facing off against PepsiCo, demonstrating (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

FEMINISM

This is What Socialist Feminism Looks Like

July 24, 2017 | Pan y Rosas is a socialist women's group in several countries around the world. This article focuses on the rise of Pan y Rosas, Argentina.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

LGBTQI

Counter-Pride March in Madrid: The Sisters of Stonewall Would Have Been Proud of Us

July 15, 2017 | Orgullo Crítico is an effort to deepen the analysis of “pink capitalism,” and is fueled by an anti-systemic spirit.

Carmen C.A.

HISTORY

Clara Zetkin: A Great Organizer of Socialists, Women Workers

July 12, 2017 | A brief history of the life of socialist revolutionary, Clara Zetkin.

Andrea D’Atri

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Tens of Thousands March for LGBT Rights in Mexico City

June 28, 2017 | MEXICO CITY LGBT PRIDE: “Esta marcha es de fiesta, es de lucha y de protesta.” (This march is a party, it is a combative and it is a protest)

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Rain on the Parade: Killer Cops Exposed at Pride Parades in Major Cities

June 26, 2017 | Around the country, people demanded an end to corporate, pro-police Pride Parades.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Rainbows on Their Cars But Blood On Their Hands: No Cops at Pride

June 25, 2017 | The police force that locks up and harasses people of color and working class people wants to portray themselves as gay-friendly for the Pride parade.We cannot be deceived by rainbows on their (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Trans Day of Action Brings Hundreds to the Streets

June 24, 2017 | Hundreds of people take the New York streets to demand trans rights.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Bread and Roses: International Manifesto

June 22, 2017 | This manifesto is presented in five languages and 11 countries where women workers – both inside and outside the home and students – are part of the women’s organization Pan y Rosas (Bread and (...)

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Rainbow Rising in Los Angeles

June 13, 2017 | Los Angeles LGBT community rises! The usual pride parade is replaced with a protest. What are the limits and possibilities of this movement?

Julia Wallace

GENDER

Solidarity with Ni Una Menos at Left Forum

June 04, 2017 | On Saturday in Buenos Aires, thousands of people marched in the Ni Una Menos protests. In New York City, participants in the Left Forum took photos in (...)

UNITED STATES

Trump’s War on Women: The First 100 Days

May 03, 2017 | The first 100 days of the Trump administration were marked by attacks to women's rights, attempts to co-opt feminism by Ivanka Trump and a new feminist (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Melania, Get off the Stage

April 03, 2017 | Last week, Melania attended two events that addressed women’s rights and women’s leadership. There is an attempt at branding Melania as a “women’s rights” first lady, despite her husband’s sexism in (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“Feminists are currently leading the way”

March 20, 2017 | After the bigger and more widespread mobilizations around an internationally coordinated call this 8 March, International Women’s Day, than have been seen for many years, Penelope Duggan from (...)

Cinzia Arruzza
Penelope Duggan

EUROPE

10,000 at International Women’s Day in Berlin

March 12, 2017 | At two different demonstrations on Wednesday, ten thousand people came onto the streets of Berlin in defense of women's rights. Their goal was to combine anti-sexist and anti-racist struggles. (...)

Wladek Flakin
Lily Freytag

MEXICO

Largest Mexican Women’s Day of the 21st Century

March 09, 2017 | In Mexico City, 10,000 women took to the streets on Wednesday as park of the International Women's Strike. The socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses) organized a block of (...)

Wladek Flakin

WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

International Women’s Day: Feminism and Workers’ Movements

March 09, 2017 | On March 8, thousands of women around the world took to the streets and went on strike. What is International Women's Day and where did it come from?

Angela Dunne

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