The Feminist Library was very pleased to carry its banner among the thousands of people on the London Women’s March on 21st January.
As the most visible manifestation for some time highlighting women’s struggles, it was very encouraging, but of course it should be seen only as a beginning rather than an end. In an article in the Guardian on 6th February, Angela Davis and other American intersectional feminists ask what the focus might be of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. ‘In our view,’ they say, ‘it is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies. We also need to target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights.’ They are calling for an international strike of women on International Women’s Day, 8th March, building on recent successful women’s strikes, for example in Poland. The call is being taken up in many countries, including Britain, so if any group of women want to meet to discuss this or other possible actions, you are welcome to book a space at the Feminist Library.
Photos by Eva Megias