From abortion rights to feminist strikes

Date: Sunday 21st October
Time: 10:30 - 12:15
Location: Student Central, room 3E
Speaker: Fiona Lali and a speaker from Spain

The last few years have seen a wave of movements against women’s oppression: from the massive strike in Spain on International Women’s Day, to the women’s march against Trump, and the recent repeal of anti-abortion laws in Ireland.

Above all, these movements represent a rejection of a broken status quo. Whilst establishment politicians like Theresa May declare themselves to be “feminists”, they simultaneously - and hypocritically - carry out vicious austerity policies that hit working class women the hardest.

In this session, Fiona Lali of the Marxist Student Federation and a speaker from Spain look at the recent examples of women’s struggle seen across the world, and discuss the way forward in the fight for equality and liberation.

Recommended reading: From abortion rights to feminist strikes