The case for class-struggle feminism: a speaker tour

Submitted by AWL on 7 October, 2011 - 12:18

"No socialism without women's liberation - no women's liberation without socialism"

In Britain women have won a large measure of formal equality, but sexism, inequality and oppression continue. How can we win genuine liberation?

The Tory government's cuts and attacks on jobs and services will hit working-class and poor women hardest. They act as a stark reminder that liberation for all women is impossible under a system which... puts luxury and profits for a few above the needs of the vast majority.

What is the relationship between capitalism, class struggle and women's liberation? Would getting rid of capitalism automatically solve the problem of women's oppression? How can a powerful women's movement against the Tories' attacks emerge? And what kind of feminist movement do we need to pave the way for it?

To discuss these questions, and put the case for a socialist feminism, Workers' Liberty is holding a conference on 26 November: see here and the Facebook event here.

In the run up to the conference, we are organising a speaker tour with meetings across the country. Speakers will include Jade Baker of NUS Women's Committee (pc).

See dates below for a meeting near you!
(links to individual events with more details are being posted up below)

If you would like to get a speaker for your university/college, trade union branch or campaign, please get in touch.
07883 520 852



Friday 14 October - Egham (Surrey)
7.30pm, Royal Holloway University, Queens Building Lecture Theatre
With Jade Baker (NUS Women's Committee, pc, & AWL)

Monday 17 October - Leeds
7.30pm, The Swarthmoor Centre, Woodhouse Square
With Alice Marshall (AWL and Women of Hull Against Cuts)

Tuesday 18 October - Hull
6pm, Hull University, Wilberforce Building Lecture Theatre 31

Wednesday 19 October - London Metropolitan University
5pm, The Rocket pub (opposite LMU - 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB)

Thursday 20 October - Liverpool
1pm, Liverpool Hope University, Rm FML 058
6.30pm - University of Liverpool, room tbc

Monday 24 October - Goldsmiths, University of London
5pm, Room RHB139

Monday 31 October - Sheffield
7.30pm, University Arms, Brook Hill


Wednesday 2 November - Oxford
7.30pm, Balliol College, Broad Street

Thursday 3 November - Cambridge
19:00 - Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College
With Hannah Thompson (AWL, NCAFC and Unison activist)

Saturday 5 November - Northampton
13:00 upstairs at the Thomas A Becket pub, 52 St James Rd, Northampton, NN5 5HY
Speaker: Jean Lane
Contact Pat 07814227463 for more details

Tuesday 8 November - Manchester
More details tbc.

Wednesday 9 November - Newcastle.
More details tbc.


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