Tag Archives: May Hobbs

My review of “Daring to Hope My Life in the 1970s” Sheila Rowbotham

Sheila  is the country’s foremost socialist feminist thinker  and historian. This is the second part of her autobiography, following on from “ Promise of a Dream”  and takes us through the 1970s – all in 291 pages! We watch as … Continue reading

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My interview with Sheila Rowbotham about her groundbreaking 1969 article “Women: the struggle for Freedom”

 On 10 January 1969 in an article  called   “Women; the struggle for Freedom”, published  in the Marxist magazine Black Dwarf, socialist feminist Sheila Rowbotham  poured out her anger and resentment about the inequality and injustice of women’s lives:   “A much … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

    Watch Hail Caesar(Home)…at last a funny film! Set in ‘50s Hollywood there are several plots going on but George Clooney as Baird Whitlock, the star of a Quo Vadis type movie, does steal the show at least for … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (10) Born to Struggle by May Hobbs

May Hobbs was a cleaner from Hoxton, in the east end of London. In 1973 she wrote a book about her life called; Born to Struggle. She decided to write this book because she was fed up of middleclass writers … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the houseLook

Watch…Finding Vivian Maier (Cornerhouse, Manchester) a fascinating documentary about a woman who was a nanny and a photographer. She didn’t just take photos but made films and recorded her own thoughts on life. The families she worked for and in … Continue reading

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