In the latest episode of IMTV, activists from Socialist Appeal discusses the fight for women’s liberation: from the struggles of the Suffragettes 100 years ago, to the #MeToo movement today.
The last year has seen a massive explosion of struggle for women’s rights. The Harvey Weinstein case cast a light on the issue of sexual harassment and exploitation in the workplace. The landslide vote to repeal the 8th Amendment in Ireland struck an enormous blow against the conservative bastion of the Church. And the “feminist strike” on International Women’s Day in Spain drew millions of women – and men – out on to the streets to call for equality and emancipation.
What do these movements represent? How can we win these battles and many more? And what is the way forward in the fight to smash sexism and end oppression once and for all?