Violence Against Women
Femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Spark Widespread Outrage
Earlier this week, two young women were found dead on the Juárez-Porvenir highway in Mexico. Relatives had reported the lesbian couple missing two days earlier. The prosecutor’s office is denying it was a hate crime.
Isabel VegaJanuary 22, 2022
Femicide: In Mexico, One Girl Is Murdered Every Day
An average of 27 girls are murdered every month in Mexico. The state is responsible for this deadly situation which has only worsened under the coronavirus pandemic.
Nancy CázaresDecember 5, 2021
A Patriarchal Stereotype Sustains the Capitalist System: The “Inferior, Submissive Woman”
Gender violence is the direct result of the capitalist system’s patriarchal structure, which serves the exploitation and oppression upon which the system thrives.
Scilla Di PietroNovember 29, 2021
The Case of Mollie Tibbetts: Resisting Racist and Xenophobic Narratives of Violence Against Women
The tragic murder of Mollie Tibbetts is being used by Trump to bolster his xenophobic policies. It is essential to have an anti-racist perspective to combat violence against women, which is an individual as well as systemic problem.
Charlotte Richardson-DeppeAugust 31, 2018
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: The Rise of the Right and the Resistance
Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is the depiction of a far-off and dystopian future, but its depictions of misogyny, gender essentialism, and religious fundamentalism hit way too close to home. Season two continues to develop the structure and oppression of the fictional nation of Gilead, but it also starts to depict the beginnings of a growing—and necessary—political resistance.
Francesca GomesAugust 22, 2018
Fight the Boss, Fight Sexism: An International Socialist Example
With so many powerful and wealthy politicians and celebrities being exposed as sexual predators, there is a growing movement of people coming forward about sexual assault and harassment. But how can we win? We, the working class and oppressed, must take an active role in this struggle.
Julia WallaceNovember 25, 2017
The Mirabal Sisters and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Why was this date chosen and what does it have to do with the Mirabal sisters?
Luigi MorrisNovember 25, 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