Gender & Sexuality
The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland
Women in Ireland still do not have the right to an abortion and the Catholic church continues to hold a central role in political life. What is the struggle for abortion rights like in Ireland and how does reformism weaken the struggle?
J. McAnultyDecember 7, 2016
Women’s Emancipation in Times of Global Crisis
The crisis of global capitalism reminds us that the rights oppressed people have obtained are not set in stone, but are subject to cuts imposed by bourgeois governments and international financial institutions. Our rights are subject to the ups and downs of power relations in global capitalism. The economic crisis deepens social polarization, reviving the most reactionary sectors of society to express their virulent xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny. Knowing this, how can we fight for women’s liberation?
Andrea D'AtriAugust 15, 2016
After Orlando: Two, Three, Many Stonewalls
In Pride month, a homophobe named Omar Mateen walked into the Pulse Night Club in Orlando and committed the deadliest mass shooting in US history. It was an attack against overwhelmingly Black and Latino LGBT people, but the media and bourgeois politicians insist on painting this attack as one of “radical Islam” against the American people.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 14, 2016
LGBT People and Refugees: Fighting and Resisting Together!
Q: Tell us a bit about LGSMigrants. How did you begin and what demands are you fighting for? A: LGSMigrants was set up in autumn of last year. We had been watching the horrific consequences of European border policies all spring and summer, including all the drownings in the Mediterranean, the worsening situation in the […]
Hovhannes GevorkianMarch 22, 2016
Women, the Bolsheviks and Revolution
On this International Women’s Day, we publish an interview with Wendy Goldman, author of Women, State and Revolution, about the Bolshevik’s ideas of women’s liberation after the 1917 revolution. Particularly, she addresses how the Bolsheviks sought to change women’s material conditions as the basis for women’s liberation. This debate could not be more relevant in a time when despite equality in law, there is no equality in life and a time when female Presidents around the world are no guarantee of women’s basic rights.
Wendy GoldmanMarch 8, 2016
Love in the Time of Capitalism
This Sunday, many will enjoy a day with their spouses and partners filled with Hallmark cards, roses and sentimental dates. For some, Valentine’s Day is a day to express deep love and desire. For others, a performance of affection in a charade of a partnership that is no longer emotionally or sexually fulfilling.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 14, 2016
“For socialism! For internationalism! For bread and for roses!”
On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization organized by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.
Left VoiceOctober 27, 2015