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Simone de Beauvoir’s seminal work is still essential, writes roSie GerMain
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academy expansion plans and hank and Jean robertS report on a partial victory in Wembley
14 wElFarE to worklEssnEss The coalition plans to penalise the
vulnerable, writes robert taylor brEaking tHE goldEn tHrEad anthony arblaSter on the Lib Dems’ abandoned social liberal tradition
22 countEring tHE cuts mytHs
Red Pepper debunks the myths used to push cuts a nEolibEral assault on womEn tiM hunt and Siobhan McGuirk look at how the cuts will hit women hardest – and the campaigns fighting back
42 idEntity canards The left needs to re-examine its approach to diversity, argues Gary younGe
33 guErrilla guidE Feminist parenting
36 asylum watcH Refusing to be silenced: women and the asylum system
38 tHE militarisEd zonE andrea d’Cruz meets the women who are fighting the militarisation of Israeli society
40 in PicturEs maskulinity alex brew introduces a selection of images from the exhibition me maskuline
34 do you rEmEmbEr olivE morris?
Feminist historian red ChidGey on reclaiming forgotten activist histories
18 our FavouritE miliband hilary wainwriGht and John MCdonnell pick ... Ralph
MiChael barratt brown celebrates the life of Ken Coates
46wHatwErEtHEytHinking?raShidkhalidionIsrael’sactofstate piracy against the Gaza flotilla
48PaPalbullterryeaGleton says the left should thank the Lord for the Pope
50 natural solidarity The BP oil disaster shows the need to reconnect life and work to the environment, argues david whyte
56 Putting tHE ProtEst back in PridE
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