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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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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.
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Hyper exploitation and profiteering – the reality of “fast fashion”

The topic of Fast Fashion, which is linked to the exploitation of workers and environmental damage, is a subject frequently discussed among young people. However, can the Fast Fashion model be eradicated within the framework of capitalism? Saana Taussi delves into the unsavoury aspects of the fashion industry - characterized by misogyny, exploitation, and ecological destruction.
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The same struggle – unite against gender violence, racism and the far-right

The femicide of 23 year-old teacher Ashling Murphy on 12 January 2022, cutting a young life callously and brutally short, provoked a mass response. In a moment replete with profound sadness, anger and solidarity: anger at the social ill of men’s violence against women in all its forms; sadness for Ashling’s family, for the children in Ashling’s class who lost their teacher; tens of thousands, probably upwards of 100,000, congregated in countless vigils in every nook and cranny of the island in cities, towns, housing estates, a myriad of sporting clubs etc. The government felt under pressure and pledged “a zero-tolerance policy to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence”. Nothing concrete has yet been delivered, however.
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Build a socialist feminist movement – Join ROSA!

Rising rates of gender-based violence, harrowing femicides and the rise of misogynistic influencers such as Andrew Tate - the need for a socialist feminist fightback has never been clearer. Eva Martin describes the anti-capitalist feminist struggle which is necessary to end the exploitation and oppression of all.
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Remember Natalie — Build a movement against femicide & all gender violence

We  stand in solidarity with the family and friends of Natalie Mc Nally and all who knew her. We share your grief and sorrow at her loss, the fourth woman to be killed in her home in Northern Ireland in 2022 in a brutal and senseless act. Natalie was the second pregnant woman killed in December after Ailish Walsh was murdered in London. We also stand in solidarity with everyone impacted by all forms of gender based violence.