Radical Women

Socialist feminism: keepin’ it real

April 2004

Feminist scholars are beginning to emerge from the wastelands of post-modernist meaninglessness and rediscover the rich analytical tools of Marxism. This is a good thing! Books such as The Socialist Feminist Project, edited by Nancy Holmstrom, and Materialist Feminism, coedited by Rosemary Hennessy and Chrys Ingraham, recognize that “feminism that … fails to address capitalism… Read more »

How we won abortion rights

April 2004

In 1970, Washington became the first and only state to legalize abortion through a popular vote, three years before Roe v. Wade. African American Attorney Nina Harding was a pioneer in the fight, which was initiated by women of color in the antipoverty programs along with Radical Women (RW) and the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP)…. Read more »

Mujeres trabajadoras: el corazón de cualquier movimiento revolucionario

agosto de 2004

A continuación se encuentran fragmentos de una declaración de las Mujeres Radicales de El Salvador transmitida en una conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer este año, el domingo 7 de marzo en el local de la Escuela Obrera y Campesina y de las Mujeres Radicales en San Salvador. En la sociedad capitalista en la… Read more »

Working women: the heart of any revolutionary movement

August 2004

What follows are excerpts from a statement by Radical Women (Mujeres Radicales) in El Salvador delivered at an International Women’s Day commemoration this year on Sunday, March 7 at the Workers’ and Peasants’ School and headquarters of Mujeres Radicales in San Salvador. In the capitalist society in which we live, women are second- or third-class… Read more »

U.S.: A new wave of voices for reproductive justice

February 2005

After three decades of fighting to win, preserve and extend reproductive rights, the battle today is fiercer than ever. And it is being taken up by a new generation committed to female self- determination and all forms of social justice. Freedom Socialist reporter Helen Gilbert presents her discussions with five young women who know where… Read more »

Australia: Confronting the patriarchs of church and state

February 2005

Last October, as soon as the reelected ultra-conservative government of Prime Minister John Howard was sworn in, feminists’ worst fears began to materialise. A war on abortion, commanded by Minister for Health Tony Abbott, is now in full swing. Other main figures in the anti-choice crusade are Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson, Governor General Michael… Read more »