Posts in: women & feminism

Witches, midwives, & reproductive freedom

October 2015

Are you a good witch, or a bad one? Historically speaking, this was a trick question, with no hope of a Halloween treat. During the time of the European witch hunts, you were condemned to death either way. It was a battle by the patriarchy against pre-Christian, communal traditions in which women were leaders and… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Defend Planned Parenthood

October 2015

Congressional anti-abortion crusaders are threatening to shut down the U.S. government unless President Obama defunds Planned Parenthood. These misogynists would grind the country’s economy to a halt in a rabid attempt to destroy abortion rights. It’s medieval! The latest attacks revolve around a highly edited and inflammatory video that appears to show clinic staffers selling… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — “Suffragette” — see it!

December 2015

Window-smashing, blowing up mail boxes, arson, police brutality, prison … the fight for women’s vote in Britain was no ladies’ tea party. Working women’s courageous participation in the struggle in the early 1900s is dramatized in Suffragette. The film shows the dire plight of women who labored long hours in sweatshops, yet had no control… Read more »

A militant queer movement can win same-sex marriage rights and full equality!

Summer/Autumn 2010

Twice last year, the streets of Melbourne were filled with a stunning spectacle of rainbow colours, placards and people calling out for the right of same-sex couples to marry. Both massive protests on August 1 and November 28 were organised by Equal Love as part of a national campaign to overturn the ban on same-sex… Read more »