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“A Pillar of Strength” – Anti-oppression struggles and the revolutionary process

Marxism is often falsely purported as not reckoning with different forms of oppression; that it is innately ‘class reductionist’ – privileging class exploitation over other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism and LGBTQIAphobia, whose ravages it at least diminishes, if not ignores. This is a misconception as we will go on to show, irrespective of all the litany of mistakes of many left traditions on the question. I
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Transphobia in Sport: Right-Wing Myths Cover Up Chronic Underfunding

The far-right claims they want to protect women’s sports by excluding transgender people. In reality, various sports federations, and far-right politicians, are trying to divert attention from the huge deficits and disinvestment in women’s sport. At the same time, they hope to score political points on the back of one of society’s most vulnerable groups.
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An injury to one is an injury to all! – Why the union movement must fight for trans rights

It was the International Workers' of the World (IWW or "Wobblies") who first used the slogan "an injury to one is an injury to all". It encapsulated the underpinning principle that led the IWW to develop groundbreaking work. Against significant opposition from the other parts of the workers' movement, the IWW focused on organising workers in various sectors including those described as "unskilled". It was a development of historic proportions for the international workers' movement.
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What is a trad wife and why are they all over my newsfeed?

As is the case for many young women today, my social media news feeds are increasingly flooded with videos of other women, mostly in their early 20’s, in floaty 50’s aesthetic dresses, with perfectly done makeup and hair whilst they bake, cook, or carry out domestic chores. These videos are normally captioned ‘a day in the life of a stay at home girlfriend’ or ‘ my life as a trad wife.’
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Why can’t I go out without getting harassed? 

There are many ways in which an article about violence against women and non-binary people on nights out could begin. I could list off the overwhelming statistics - that 97% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 have experienced sexual harassment, and that 96% don't report it. Or that reports of sexual assault in clubs in the UK reached a six year high in 2022. Or that 1 in 9 women were spiked on a night out after Covid lockdowns were lifted.