Posts in: women & feminism

Out of Carolina: Moral Mondays rock the South

June 2014

On Feb. 8, 80,000 marchers massed in Raleigh, N.C., in the largest civil rights demonstration since the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The protest got little coverage in the national media, which prefers to showcase tea partiers of the Republican right. But it was the apex of a movement… Read more »

Life lived in peril: women under capitalism

August 2014

Over the last 200,000 years or so women have proven themselves to be inventive, tenacious, and contributing members of the human species. But they certainly aren’t treated that way. Headlines regularly show massive atrocities against women. Girls in India gang-raped and hanged. Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists opposed to the education of… Read more »

Rasmea Odeh conviction part of US “war on dissent”

December 2014

The U.S. government has waged a “War on Terror” since 9/11. Actually it’s a war on dissent — one that includes systematically trying to silence, intimidate and criminalize those who speak out for Palestinian rights. The latest target is Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American and award-winning activist for women’s rights. In November she was convicted… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

December 2014

UNITED FRONT Needed today The political resolution of the FSP [“A world to win, a planet to save,” Vol. 35, No. 5] references the need for “united front” action, as well it should. No one socialist party in this nation today can hope to take on and defeat the capitalist ruling elite on any national… Read more »

Closing the gender pay gap: what will it take?

June 2015

The battle for equal pay for women has gained attention recently, although it’s simmered for decades. In the 1950s, women got 60 cents for every dollar paid to men. Sixty years later, they still earn only 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. Closing the gap by less than half a penny a year… Read more »