Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/716/14447

From The Socialist newspaper, 2 May 2012

Sheffield marches against sexism and cuts

Victoria Wainwright, Sheffield Socialist Party

Over 200 women and men demonstrated in Sheffield city centre on 28 April against sexism, especially in protest at the Con-Dem government and Labour council cuts to women's services in the city and nationally.

The protest in Sheffield followed the sentencing of Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans for rape, and the rumours surrounding the Sheffield United game on that day that a small section of fans were planning a 'tribute' to the convicted player at some point during the match.

In fact the tribute turned out to be no more than a very small number of fans attempting a chant that failed to gather any momentum and was booed down by many others. Evans and another footballer had targeted a woman who was too drunk to consent on a night out in Rhyl, North Wales and raped her in a hotel room.

The Evans case has sparked a flourish of sexism from some sections of the capitalist media and some football supporters, involving blaming the woman for the rape.

Victim blaming

The rise of victim blaming in rape cases led many women in 2011 to stage 'slutwalks' in protest at the blaming of victims rather than the rapist. Further slutwalks are planned in 2012 in London and Newcastle.

Sheffield Socialist Party women took part in the demonstration, selling pamphlets and explaining why sexism is inherent to the capitalist system. Working class women need to fight back against sexist media lies, the cuts to services that affect women disproportionately and for a socialist society where women and men are equal.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 2 May 2012:


Fighting the government attacks

Kick out the Con-Dems and end austerity

A strategy to stop austerity and bring down the government of the super-rich

Fight privatisation: Save our libraries

National Shop Stewards Network 6th annual conference


Socialist Party news and analysis

Rich list: The good times roll for the 0.00001%

Leveson exposes links between Tories and Murdoch

Them & Us


Socialist Students

NUS conference Support for left and for action


Housing crisis

Social dumping won't solve the housing crisis


Socialist Party feature

Don't accept the misery of austerity


Socialist Party workplace news

Unison leadership 'woefully inadequate' in face of cuts

Rotherham teachers stand up to bullying

Bilborough College Nottingham strike Action over five-term years

UCU joins 10 May strike - student solidarity needed

Workplace news in brief


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition feature

TUSC: the electoral alternative to the parties of the rich


Socialist Party campaigns

Thug attack won't stop anti-racist work

Socialist MEP discusses way forward for Tamils struggle

Sheffield marches against sexism and cuts


International socialist news and analysis

Capitalist crisis: 'Up to half of all Icelandic families are bankrupt'

Kazakhstan: Socialists jailed by regime


Environment and socialism

The government's fractured energy policy

Planning for the Planet


 

Home   |   The Socialist 2 May 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Sheffield:

triangleSheffield Socialist Party: Tories out! Corbyn in with socialist policies

triangleSouth Yorkshire: No to fire service cuts!

triangleSouth Yorkshire Freedom Riders - still battling on

triangleWell-supported strike against cuts at Bradfield school

triangleSheffield tree campaigners' legal win

Sexism:

triangleIn defence of socialist feminism

triangleOver one million students strike against sexism and for inclusive sex education

triangleSolidarity with Irish rape trial protests

triangleLibres y Combativas: striking for women's rights in the Spanish state

Cuts:

triangleSurrey firefighters to ballot on Christmas industrial action

triangleUnite against terrorism, racism, war and austerity

triangleTata announces 1,000 job cuts - Steel unions must fight for every job!

Women:

triangleSecret police infiltration of workers' movement exposed

triangleInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Rape:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Fight for your future - join the socialists

4/12/19

UCU

Strikes: more determined than ever

4/12/19

Socialist Students

Students and workers united in struggle

4/12/19

South Western Railway

It's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

4/12/19

Surrey

Surrey firefighters to ballot on Christmas industrial action

4/12/19

Hull

Social workers lobby Hull City Council

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Why I joined: "Proud to be a socialist"

4/12/19

Carlisle

Carlisle election meeting: Education - time to make the mega-rich and corporations pay

4/12/19

Council

Workplace news in brief

4/12/19

West Midlands

Solid support for guards on West Midlands Trains

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate change election debate - Corbyn offers best green solutions but needs to go further

4/12/19

The Socialist

Selling the Socialist

4/12/19

Royal Mail

Royal Mail court ruling - national reps meeting and solidarity action essential

4/12/19

RMT

Jared Wood overwhelmingly elected to RMT executive

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999