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Gender & Sexuality

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

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. McAnulty

December 7, 2016

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