Tag Archives: May Hobbs

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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