~ National Women’s Liberation Movement Conference, Manchester (1)
~ National Women’s Liberation Movement Conference, London (2)
Domestic labour debates arise, surrounding the ‘problem’ of fitting housework into a concept of work and the need to liberate women from — or as some see it to give just pay for — work done both inside and outside the home. Debate surrounding the four demands continues, as does discussion on strategy and organisation. The socialist feminist current becomes more organised unto itself with the creation of a manifesto, declaring: “No women’s liberation without socialist revolution, No socialist revolution without women’s liberation.” (Northeast Region Socialist Feminist Groups1972).
~ Northeast Regional Women’s Liberation Conference, Leeds (1)
~ Northeast Regional Women’s Liberation Conference, York (2)
~ Northeast Regional Women’s Liberation Conference, Leeds (3)
Organisations / Campaigns
• Action for Women’s Advice, Research and Education (AWARE) (WLW), London.
• London Abortion Action Group begins as a coalition of autonomous groups with national co-ordination and a newsletter. Fights for free abortion and contraception and against forced sterilisation. (Becomes Women’s Abortion and Contraception Campaign or WACC.)
• Nightcleaners’ Collective.
• Power of Women Collective (POW), London. Arises from debates at the London WLM conference surrounding Selma James‘s pamphlet, ‘Women, the Unions and Work.’ (Becomes Wages for Housework.)
• Radical Feminists (WLW) London.
• Enough, Bristol
• Red Rag, London
• Spare Rib, London
• Women Now, Nottingham
• Women’s Report, London
• Women’Strumpet, Oxford
Bradford / Leeds
Leeds WLM Groups: Women’s Liberation Literature Collective, Non Sexist Children’s Books
External sites cited on this page:
~ London Women’s Film Group, filmography from British Film Institute
~ Wages for Housework, from Crossroads Women’s Centre
~ James, Selma , bio from recent lecture
~ James, Selma – Women, Unions and Work (Quotes), from Livable Income
Additional external sites of interest:
~ O’Sullivan, Sue (2002) – Passion, Bitterness and Feminism (on publishing Spare Rib)
~ Women’s Film and Video Collectives from BFI’s Screen Online
~ James, Selma (1973) Sex, Race and Class from Autonomy & Solidarity
~ War: An Enemy of the Poor (2001) – Radio broadcast with Selma James, from the National Radio Project (in MP3)
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