Communist Party of Britain

In the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard, Carol Stavris told the Communist Party’s executive at the weekend that violence against women has ‘deep roots in the capitalist system of exploitation’.  ‘The position is made worse by inequality, poverty, sexist stereotyping, the commodification of women’s bodies, loss of crucial public services and inadequate support for women and children suffering abuse’, the CP Women’s Organiser declared.  She condemned as ‘reprehensible’ the denial of the right of women to hold a public commemoration for Sarah Everard on Clapham Common on Friday evening. Non-violent participants were forced to the ground by Metropolitan Police officers, arrested, handcuffed and put in police vans.    ‘Every effort should have been made by the authorities to ensure that the vigil could safely take place’, Ms Stavris commented.  ‘We call on the government to reaffirm the legal entitlement of women and men to demonstrate and protest within the…

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ANTI-WOMAN VIOLENCE ROOTED IN CAPITALISM, SAYS CP