International Women's Day 2010

How do we fight for women’s liberation today? – 9th March 2010 – London

Posted in 2010 03 09, London by womeninlondon on 26 February 2010

lntroduction and talk by Judith Orr & other speakers
(Judith Orr is author of ‘‘Sexism & the System: A Rebel’s Guide to Women’s Liberation’’)

Plus a film showing

Tuesday 9 March, from 6pm
@ Bloomsbury Central, Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Av, London WC2H 8EP

Doors open from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
Film from 7.30pm.
After the film come to Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop for browsing & wine

Entry £3.00 waged, £1.50 unwaged

Women are paid less than men; are still blamed for rape; lap dancing clubs are sold to us as an ironic and fun night out; and only 19 percent of MPs are women.

We are told that women have it all but women’s oppression is still very much a reality.

Whether it’s Miss University pageants and sexism in popular culture, the Tories rewarding marriage through tax breaks or attacks on abortion rights, the issue of women’s oppression is a central one for socialists.

International Women’s Day was established 100 years ago to commemorate the struggles of working women. Today women make up 50 percent of the workforce in Britain but are still struggling for equality and liberation.

This year to celebrate International Women’s Day the Socialist Workers Party is hosting an evening of discussion and film to explore the socialist tradition of fighting for women’s liberation.

All welcome. We have a world to win!

http://www.swp.org.uk/events/09/03/2010/womens-liberation-today

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