The S Word: A Conversation on Feminist Sex and Relationship Education

We are a group from a diversity of backgrounds with an interest in the attitudes surrounding Sex and Relationships Education. We feel that a key reason why much SRE for young people is unsatisfactory is that as a society we have problems discussing, and having, sex and relationships in empowering ways. We therefore believe that […]

Public Meeting on Feminism, Childcare and Reproductive Labour

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

If you require childcare for this meeting please email feminist.fightback@gmail.com. As the Coalition government forces more and more mothers to return to work while their children are still very young, a growing right wing lobby argues conversely that staying at home to look after the children should be valued and supported. The feminist movement has long grappled with the […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Born In Flames

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Made in 1983, ‘Born in Flames’ (dir. Lizzie Borden) is an incredible docu-drama/ sci fi film set in the future, ten years after a social democratic revolution which has established American Socialism. However, Black and working-class women are not happy with this form of reformism and start arming themselves and forming the women’s army to bring about […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Mothers’ Strike

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Inspired by the current Focus E15 Mothers struggle for social housing in Newham, London, and past and present housing struggles in the UK and abroad, this month's Feminist Fightback Film Club takes housing as its theme. Mothers' Strike (22', Szum TV/ Feminist Think Tank Poland, 2010) - introduced by Magda who made the film Behind the Rent Strike […]

What is working?

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

What is the connection between day-to-day workplace organising and wider anti-capitalist struggle? What is our role as ‘revolutionaries’ in our own workplaces? What kinds of workplace struggles open up possibilities for wider and more fundamental social and political change, and what kinds simply reproduce existing hierarchies and end up containing class struggle? This discussion event […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Paris is Burning

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

A Christmas/Hanukkah/solstice/communist social Including film showing of Paris is Burning, followed by a 1980s themed queer dance disco. Come and join us. All welcome. Suggested donations £3 low/unwaged; £5 waged. Join the Facebook event here.  www.feministfightback.org.uk – feminist.fightback@gmail.com – @femfight www.facebook.com/feministfightback – www.facebook.com/feministfightback  

Abortion Rights Action Planning Meeting

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Over the last few years, the space outside many abortion clinics in England has become contested. Right-wing religious groups have been making their presence felt outside clinics, both with prayer vigils complete with hymns and religious icons, and through the deployment of specially trained ‘pavement councillors’ who make great efforts to stop women going into […]

‘Fighting for Reproductive Justice – a Review on Feminist Strategies and Right-Wing Attacks’

Feminist Fightback are delighted to be attending Connecting European Struggles; Feminism in the Crisis Conference in Malmö, Sweden 18-20 September 2015. In particular, we are honored to be co-hosting a session on 'Fighting for Reproductive Justice - a Review on Feminist Strategies and Right-Wing Attacks' with  E*Vibes (Germany) 14:00-15:30, 20th Sept 2015 More information  

FILM SCREENING Tactics to Counteract the Anti-Choice

The May Day Rooms 88 Fleet Street, London

Feminist Fightback are delighted to be hosting pro choice screening + discussion at the Festival of Choice, Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm (The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH). For more information Join the Facebook event

Festival of Choice: Tactics to counteract anti-choice

Feminist Fightback are delighted to be hosting pro choice screening + discussion at the Festival of Choice, Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm (The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH). We’ll be screening Twelfth and Delaware, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing’s 2010 documentary, following a group of anti-abortion protestors in Florida as they set up […]

FEMINISM PAST AND PRESENT: SCREENING OF SUFFRAGETTE FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH HISTORIANS AND ACTIVISTS

Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road, London

Join Feminist Fightback for an evening of 'Feminism Past and Present' 6pm, 15th October 2015, Genesis Cinema, London The special screening of 'Suffragette' will be followed by a Q&A with Laura Schwartz (author of Infidel Feminism and historian of the women's suffrage movement at the University of Warwick) and Alice Robson (a member of the […]

Workshop and Stall at the London Anarchist Bookfair

Central St Martin’s College 1 Granary Square, London

Last year, we held a debate at The Anarchist Bookfair on how to resist anti-abortion campaigners in the context of an escalation in the aggression and activity of these groups outside of clinics and differing opinions on how to confront them within the feminist community. We also felt that this rise was linked with the […]

Still fighting for reproductive justice: a feminist discussion on tactics

Central St Martin’s College 1 Granary Square, London

Last year we held a debate on how to resist anti-abortion campaigners in the context of an escalation in the aggression and activity of these groups outside of clinics and differing opinions on how to confront them within the feminist community. We also felt that this rise was linked with the rise of fascists and […]

Feminist Fightback Stall and Workshop @ Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair

Showroom Workstation 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffiled, Yorkshire

Feminist Fightback will be hosting a stall and workshop at the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair on a theme around 'Feminism and Bodies under Capitalism'. Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event organised to exhibit radical book publishers and sellers and provide space for the promotion of anarchist ideas and organisations. FB Group

Abortion – What’s going on?

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Feminist Fightback invites you to a day of workshops, focussing on attacks on access to abortion around the world, and what we can do to resist together. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion in Britain, but the upsurge in right-wing populism represents a serious threat to reproductive rights in the UK […]

Norma Rae screening & discussion for International Women’s Day

Join London IWW GMB and Feminist Fightback to celebrate International Women's Day with a film sceeening, discussion and some food and drink. We'll be talking about the past, present and future of women in the labour movement - on strike at work and in the home. Talk - Laura Schwartz from Feminist Fightback on the […]

Antiuniversity Now: Reflections on Straight Sex

New River Studios Ground Floor Unit E, 199 Eade Road, London

Following our reading group on Lynne Segal's book 'Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure', this workshop aims to use the group's reflections on the book to facilitate a consciousness raising group on the politics of sex, and how this relates to all of our every day lives. This event is part of Antiuniversity Now, […]

Reading group – Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis

Reading group - Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis First Tuesday of the month, 8-9pm, on Zoom We are really pleased to be starting a new Feminist Fightback reading group in the new year, where we will read Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso Press) by our comrade Sophie Lewis. All genders welcome. https://youtu.be/XQtalfvD0Yo […]

Reading group – Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis

Reading group - Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis First Tuesday of the month, 8-9pm, on Zoom We are really pleased to be starting a new Feminist Fightback reading group in the new year, where we will read Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso Press) by our comrade Sophie Lewis. All genders welcome. https://youtu.be/XQtalfvD0Yo […]

Reading group – Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis

Reading group - Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis First Tuesday of the month, 8-9pm, on Zoom We are really pleased to be starting a new Feminist Fightback reading group in the new year, where we will read Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso Press) by our comrade Sophie Lewis. All genders welcome. https://youtu.be/XQtalfvD0Yo […]

Reading group – Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis

Reading group - Full Surrogacy Now by Sophie Lewis First Tuesday of the month, 8-9pm, on Zoom We are really pleased to be starting a new Feminist Fightback reading group in the new year, where we will read Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso Press) by our comrade Sophie Lewis. All genders welcome. https://youtu.be/XQtalfvD0Yo […]

Radical History Walk: class struggle on the riverbank

St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe London

110 years ago, in the blistering heat of August 1911 women working in jam, biscuit and sweet factories went on wildcat strike in protest against poverty wages and appalling conditions. Find out how they used direct action to fight their bosses and win! This radical history walk follows in the footsteps of the Bermondsey Uprising […]

Hackney Patients Not Passports Stall

St Pau's West Hackney St Paul's Church, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London

Hackney Patients Not Passports will be running a lively and informative stall as part of the No Borders in The NHS week of action. The stall will be outside the farmers market at St Paul's Church, Hackney. We will have music and poetry and a chance to get involved and have your say. Come and […]

Reading Group – The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

This winter, the Feminist Fightback reading group will read Amia Srinivasan's new collection of essays, The Right to Sex (Bloomsbury, 2021). Interrogating the relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation, Srinivasan's essays explore key political and ethical questions of sex in […]

Reading group – The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

This winter, the Feminist Fightback reading group will read Amia Srinivasan's new collection of essays, The Right to Sex (Bloomsbury, 2021). Interrogating the relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation, Srinivasan's essays explore key political and ethical questions of sex in […]

Winter Solstice Radical History Walk: The East London Federation of the Suffragettes

Bow Road tube station

Winter Solstice Radical History Walk: The East London Federation of the Suffragettes Back by popular demand – another Feminist Fightback radical history walk. This time we’ll be following in the footsteps of the East London Federation of the Suffragettes to raise money for the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan. Sunday 12 December, meet at […]

Reading Group – The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

This winter, the Feminist Fightback reading group will read Amia Srinivasan's new collection of essays, The Right to Sex (Bloomsbury, 2021). Interrogating the relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation, Srinivasan's essays explore key political and ethical questions of sex in […]

Reading Group – The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

This winter, the Feminist Fightback reading group will read Amia Srinivasan's new collection of essays, The Right to Sex (Bloomsbury, 2021). Interrogating the relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation, Srinivasan's essays explore key political and ethical questions of sex in […]

Reading Group – The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

This winter, the Feminist Fightback reading group will read Amia Srinivasan's new collection of essays, The Right to Sex (Bloomsbury, 2021). Interrogating the relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation, Srinivasan's essays explore key political and ethical questions of sex in […]

Reading Group – The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

This winter, the Feminist Fightback reading group will read Amia Srinivasan's new collection of essays, The Right to Sex (Bloomsbury, 2021). Interrogating the relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation, Srinivasan's essays explore key political and ethical questions of sex in […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: Seahorse

Waterloo Action Centre 14 Baylis Road, Waterloo, London

For this months film screening we will be showing SEAHORSE (2019, 89 mins, Jeanie Finlay), a documentary film about a trans man called Freddy who decides to become pregnant and give birth. The film shows Freddy talking about his transition, decision to become pregnant and traces his experience of pregnancy and labour while navigating the […]

The Gender Politics of the Hard Right: action planning meeting

Golden Lane community centre Fann Street, London

After our successful workshop on the 28th of January we are inviting you all to come together again so we can discuss which action we will be taking forward and plan how we will do it. At this meeting we will revisit the two most popular proposals from the final session and collectively plan. Please […]

Rehearsal for Un Violador en tu Camino / A Rapist in your Path + Pañuelo Making +  Assembly on Reproductive Rights for all! 

Golden Lane community centre Fann Street, London

ENG   💚 Rehearsal for Un Violador en tu Camino / A Rapist in your Path + Pañuelo Making +  Assembly on Reproductive Rights for all!  📌 26 of August, Golden Lane Community Center   🪧 Join us to prepare for the demonstration on the 2nd of September 💥Our Bodies Our Lives Our Right to Decide […]

Reproductive Justice – Where next?

Dalston Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane, London

On the 2nd of September, Feminist Fightback were part of a coalition of feminist, queer and trans, migrant and anti-racist groups who took to the streets to counter the anti-abortion organisation March for Life. We came together because anti-abortion, anti-queer, anti-trans and anti-migrant politics are linked – and our struggle for a liberatory future must […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Pelican House 138-148 Cambridge Heath Road, London

Join Feminist Fightback for our Halloween film showing as this year we watch together Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014). Amirpour's black and white debut film has become a cult classic often called the first Iranian vampire western. Set in the fictitious Iranian ghost town of Bad City, the film […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: In Between

Pelican House 138-148 Cambridge Heath Road, London

Join Feminist Fightback for our January film showing as we show In Between (2016, 103min) by Maysaloun Hamoud. In Between follows the lives of three independent Palestinian-Israeli women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves torn between the unfettered lives they aspire to lead and the […]

Feminist Fightback Reading Group: Greater than the sum of our parts: feminism, inter/nationalism & Palestine – Part 1

Golden Lane community centre Fann Street, London

Join Feminist Fightback and friends for the second book in our short look  at the Palestinian struggle. After January's fiction respite we will spend February and March discussing the "Greater than the sum of our parts: feminism, inter/nationalism & Palestine" In this bold book, Palestinian activist Nada Elia unpacks Zionism, from its hypermilitarism to incarceration, […]