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Gender & Sexuality

Rise Up With the Women of the World

The women's movement rejects the fake symbolism of a few wealthy women on top--even women of color--as our inspiration or goal. We--poor, working-class, immigrant, black, trans disabled--are the leaders we have been waiting for.

Julia Wallace

March 7, 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 Espinosa

March 7, 2017

Maquila Workers Against Femicide and Exploitation

The conditions of the Mexican working class are a product of the United States’ imperialist relationship with Mexico which has been perpetuated by both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

Ximena Goldman

March 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 Miller

February 21, 2017

The Failure of Liberal Feminism in the Trump Era

The restrictions imposed by the new administration on the right to choose and the promise of new attacks raise the question of how to defend women’s rights in the Trump era.

Celeste Murillo

February 6, 2017

The Women’s March and the Democratic Party Trap

The Women's March wants to organize the rage against Trump into a domesticated opposition.

Celeste Murillo

January 22, 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 Cozzarelli

January 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 Voice

January 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 Portela

December 7, 2016