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Gender & Sexuality

VIDEO: Pussy Power at Trump Tower

Hundreds of women gather in front of Trump Tower in New York City to protest the misogynist statements by republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Left Voice

October 20, 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'Atri

August 15, 2016

Argentina Rises Against Gender Violence

Hundreds of thousands mobilize in Argentina against femicide and violence against women.

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 Cozzarelli

June 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 Gevorkian

March 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 Goldman

March 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 Cozzarelli

February 14, 2016

My Life as a Gay Worker

Rachid’s story is not an isolated case; it is that of millions of workers who remain in the shadows. Coming to terms with one’s sexuality when it doesn’t correspond to heterosexual norms is a fight within all social classes.

Rachid Stali

February 13, 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 Voice

October 27, 2015