Gender & Sexuality
The IMF Is a Weapon Against Women — They Have the Power to Fight Against It
The International Monetary Fund, based in Washington, has a very particular gender perspective. The adjustment plans it negotiates with the governments of debtor countries fall on the backs of working people, and it is women from the poorest households who are most affected. These effects are universal across the globe. This article uses Argentina to make the case.
Andrea D'AtriNovember 30, 2021
A Patriarchal Stereotype Sustains the Capitalist System: The “Inferior, Submissive Woman”
Gender violence is the direct result of the capitalist system’s patriarchal structure, which serves the exploitation and oppression upon which the system thrives.
Scilla Di PietroNovember 29, 2021
Healthcare Workers Must Join the Fight for Trans Liberation
Healthcare workers must join the fight against attacks on the trans community. In the process, we must fight to destroy the capitalist system that oppresses us all.
Mike PappasNovember 20, 2021
We Must Build a Mass Movement for Trans Rights
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Trans rights are under attack across the United States and the world. We need to build a mass movement to protect and defend trans rights.
Ezra BrainNovember 20, 2021
The Police, Not Trans People, Make Women Unsafe
Wayne Couzens, a London police officer, kidnapped and murdered a woman. But, rather than focusing on systemic police violence toward women, the Guardian chose to publish an op-ed blaming trans people for making women unsafe.
Ezra BrainOctober 6, 2021
Free, Safe, Legal Abortions Will be Won in the Streets: October 2 is Just the Beginning
On October 2 we march for the right to free, safe, legal abortion on demand and without apology. We can't trust the courts or the Democrats with our rights. We must fight for abortion rights as part of a struggle for free healthcare, childcare and more.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 2, 2021
Chile Takes Step Towards Decriminalizing Abortion
The lower house of the Chilean congress has approved a reform that would decriminalize abortion before 14 weeks of gestation. This is an important step forward and is a result of recent mass protests, but the fight continues for legal, safe and free abortion in Chile.
Pan y RosasOctober 1, 2021
Anti-Imperialism Is Inseparable from Anti-Capitalism: A Socialist Feminist Perspective
With the narrative of justifying imperialist intervention in the name of women’s rights called into question by 20 years of disastrous U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, the space is open for rethinking what it means to take up the fight for women’s emancipation with a staunchly anti-imperialist perspective.
Feminist Struggle Is at the Heart of Class Struggle in Afghanistan
Contrary to the claims of bourgeois historians, demands for social reforms in Afghanistan — particularly in the realm of women’s rights — predate both the U.S. and Soviet occupations.
Liberal Feminism Is an Imperialist Project
U.S. imperialism is responsible for the conditions facing women in Afghanistan today and others like them all across the world. Liberal feminism, with its reliance on the imperialist capitalist state, will never liberate the working class and poor women.