The recent scandal in the Socialist Workers Party has reignited a lot of issues around rape within radical communities, and more generally. One of the themes raised by this issue has been the establishment of a kangaroo court which exonerated the accused.
First Gerry Healy, then Tommy Sheridan, George Galloway and now Martin Smith. Why are so many men who obtain leadership positions within socialist organisations so ignorant of women’s rights that they sexually abuse women, excuse sexual violence and participate in sexual exploitation?
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