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Pinkwashing: Why Big Corporations Drape Themselves in Rainbows

Large companies use non-discrimination programs, logos emblazoned with the pride flag, and LGBTQ+ and female directors to advocate for "inclusion" in a world where inequality is the norm.

Pablo Herón

June 8, 2021

Police Can’t Stop Gendered Violence — They Cause It

Liberals often argue, in response to calls to defund or abolish the police, that we need more cops to protect women against sexist violence. But police are a source of sexist violence, not a solution. An officer of London's Metropolitan Police killed Sarah Everard — and others attacked people who gathered to remember her.

Ezra Brain

March 19, 2021

The Woman Question in the Work of Leon Trotsky

What do the works of revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky have to say about patriarchal oppression under capitalism and the path forward for women's liberation?

Andrea D'Atri

July 22, 2020

In Turkey, Seven Women Are On Trial for Playing “A Rapist in Your Way”

Seven women were arrested in Istanbul after performing the iconic dance "A Rapist in Your Way." The state prosecutor is pushing for sentences of up to two years in prison.

Bad Medicine: Failings in Trans Healthcare

As companies broadcast hollow messages of support on Trans Remembrance Day, many working class LGBT+ people are unable to afford or access adequate healthcare due to high insurance rates and discriminatory medical practices. We need to fight for a truly universal healthcare system that prioritizes health and well-being over profit.

Signý A.

November 20, 2019

Between the Myth and the Woman: Remembering Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is widely considered one of the most famous painters in Latin America. On the 65th anniversary of her death, her unique body of work and enigmatic persona continue to mesmerize viewers, but the picture her works paint of her life tell a more complex story.

Madeleine Freeman

July 13, 2019

Let’s Shut Down the Economy to Fight for Abortion Rights

Abortion is becoming illegal again. The best way to fight against these restrictive laws is mass mobilizations and strikes—not sex strikes, but strikes that grind the entire capitalist system to a halt. 

Trans Rights Under Attack In Massachusetts

In November, Massachusetts residents will vote in a referendum on trans people’s rights to not be discriminated against in public accomodations.

Signý A.

October 13, 2018

The Women’s Movement We Fight For

Left Voice dossier for International Women's Day.

Left Voice

March 8, 2018