Gender & Sexuality
Women on Strike: Reclaiming Socialism for International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (previously known as International Working Women’s Day) was created by socialists to commemorate the women garment workers’ strike in 1908. These two aspects of March 8 -- workers’ mobilizations and socialism -- must be forcefully taken up in the Trump era.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 8, 2017
International Women’s Day in the Land of Femicides
Left Voice interviews Mexican socialist, Joss Espinoza. She is a student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an activist in the socialist women's organization "Pan y Rosas" (Bread and Roses).
Joss EspinosaMarch 7, 2017
“The Future Is Female” Is Not A Progressive Slogan
“The Future Is Female” is a corporate feminist slogan. It erases queer, trans, and other non-binary people entirely, and it implies erasing men, which is not feminist.
Sam MillerFebruary 21, 2017
The Women’s Movement We Need
The Trump administration will mean increased attacks against women. The Women’s March on Washington demonstrates the potential for the creation of a new, responsive women’s movement. Here, I will outline six elements needed for a women’s movement that is up to the task of not only responding to Trump’s attacks, but of wresting our rights from the government.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 18, 2017
Brazil: Street Vendor Killed for Defending a Trans Woman
On Christmas night, two men were drunkenly urinating outside the Sao Paulo metro when a homeless trans woman let them know that there was a restroom in the station.
Left VoiceJanuary 5, 2017
27 Years After The Montreal Massacre, We Keep Fighting to End Violence Against Women
Tuesday, December 6th 2016 marks the 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where 14 female students of the École Polytechnique in Montreal were killed and another 10 women were injured by gunshot wounds. They were victims of a misogynistic attack by a student named Marc Lépine.
Bruno PortelaDecember 7, 2016