Category Archives: Gender

Cleaning up outsourcing in London, taking on Deliveroo in Manchester: late Feb round-up of class struggle news and events

Posties in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and Wythenshaw, Greater Manchester, are due to walk out on Monday 25th against management bullying. Tuesday 26th is shaping up to be a busy day for self-organised workers’ struggles: in Manchester, Deliveroo riders will be … Continue reading

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Fault lines: a few reflections on 2018

At this time of year, I usually try to provide some kind of an overview, but it feels pretty far beyond me at the moment. A few people have mentioned how long this year’s felt, and how it feels strange … Continue reading

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Don’t wake me, I plan on sleeping in: some comments on the “woke anarchists” and related matters

The recent Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair saw some slight disruption when some people who hadn’t been able to book space turned up, gave some literature out, and then got chucked out. That minor kerfuffle thankfully doesn’t seem to have … Continue reading

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Amabsolutely afabulous: again with the gender binary

Jane Clare Jones recently published a reply to my comments on her analysis of the gender binary. A further review of the points of disagreement, to see if we can clear anything up*: One of the points I made was … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of UK workplace and social struggles, and upcoming events

In mainstream union news, the Communication Workers’ Union are calling for people to join a day of action in defence of post offices on December 1st, with events currently planned for Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Crawley, Nottingham, Chester, Basingstoke, … Continue reading

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Bigger than a hexadecimal: some notes on the gender binary

One of the arguments made by trans-exclusionary feminists that can sound convincing, at least at first, concerns the question of gender essentialism: after all, if the categories of “man” and “woman” as we understand them are social constructs imposed by … Continue reading

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Thousands to strike for equal pay in Glasgow, and other quick updates

In Glasgow, 8000 mainly female workers will be striking on October 23rd and 24th to demand equal pay. Glasgow Unison write: “The dispute is about the council’s failure to make any real progress on agreeing compensation for past pay discrimination … Continue reading

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LGBMI5? More on pinkwashing and guilt by association

In the recent controversy over proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act, there’s been a lot of claims made about how each “side” of the argument should be understood. Helen Steel, one of the most well-respected and high-profile figures to … Continue reading

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Updates on courts, borders, workplace and welfare disputes for mid-April

A few quick additions and updates to my previous round-up of ongoing events and disputes for April: On a legal note, Trans Survival Trans Defence are asking anyone who can make it to get down to Hendon Magistrates Court on … Continue reading

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A night at the opera, and then some: mid-March round-up of workplace struggles

A quick overview of some recent and ongoing workplace disputes: Independent cleaners’ union CAIWU report that Keir and ISS, two of the UK’s largest facilities management companies, have launched a co-ordinated offensive against militant cleaners, with six workers at the … Continue reading

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