Ray Filar ‘Sex workers are the original feminists’, say Juno Mac and Molly Smith in Revolting Prostitutes. It’s an incendiary claim–not least because tracking ‘firsts’ is a fraught pursuit–but it might well be true. Mac and Smith point toward the medieval brothel workers who formed guilds and went on strike; the 15th century Bavarian prostitutes […]
Global Women’s Strike
Global Women’s Strike (GWS) is an international network campaigning for a living wage for mothers & other carers, we have been calling for a women’s strike since 8 march 2000. GWS is co-ordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign & Selma James.
For more information visit: www.globalwomenstrike.net
Dear friends, please join us for these two events on Sunday 8 March, International Women’s Day: 12-5pm Open Day with Global Women’s Strike and other organisations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. Workshops, films, exhibition, music, refreshments… Find out about campaigns and volunteering for survival and caring, against poverty, rape, racism and every violence and discrimination, detention […]
By Adam Bloodworth Freelance News EditorCampaign groups for women across the United Kingdom have united outside what they nicknamed ‘The Royal Courts of Injustice’ to campaign for women’s rights this International Women’s Day.Women assembled from a multitude of support groups and campaign bodies as spokeswomen gave short speeches on pressure-point topics, while nearby buses and taxes […]
Dear Friends, Please join us on International Women’s Day 8 March at this event. We have worked with hundreds of mothers over many years who face not only criminalisation but having their children removed when they go into sex work.
Who cares about women’s work? Discussing care, Wages for Housework and valuing feminised labour, Ray is joined by Selma James, coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race and Class, and Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes.
Las prostitutas necesitan mejores aliados que los hombres franceses centrados en sus propias libertades sexuales – pero, demasiado a menudo, las feministas sólo hacen sus vidas más difíciles Selma James Los 343 hombres intelectuales franceses que firmaron una declaración —“No toques a mi puta”(1)— defendiendo su derecho a comprar servicios sexuales han enfurecido a las mujeres […]
Prosititutes need better allies than French men focused on their own sexual freedoms – but too often, feminists only make their lives harder Selma James The 343 French intellectual men who signed a statement – “Hands off my whore” – defending their right to buy sexual services has infuriated women and caused wide controversy. Not only does […]
Fondatrice de la campagne internationale pour un salaire au travail ménager et figure historique du féminisme autonomiste des années 1970, Selma James est fermement engagée dans la lutte contre la criminalisation de la prostitution. Dans cette tribune initialement parue dans le Guardian, Selma James revient sur le « Manifeste des 343 salauds » pour en proposer une critique […]
We invite you to the launch of an important petition. Invest in a caring society – a living wage for mothers and other carers WHEN: Wednesday 1st May 2013, 7-9pm WHERE: Room 10 on Committee Corridor, House of Commons London SW1 Westminster Chaired by John McDonnell MP who supports our campaign for decriminalisation. There will […]