NB: The Women Demand site is no longer maintained
This page lists demands women have sent in to us. We have added links to relevant campaigns, fiction, art and anything else we think might be useful for activating the demands. This is quite clearly not comprehensive, and we welcome demands and suggestions for other links, and will do our best to add as many as possible.
No war against Iraq
good quality 24 hour nursery provision for children
paths, streets and roads safely lit at night
elementary education for all girls and women world-wide
affordable, safe and comfortable housing for everyone, with priority given to those escaping violence or abuse in their existing home
- justice and hospitality for refugees
flexible housing for people who do not want to live as couples or in traditional family units
safe food, air and water for all
random kindness and senseless acts of beauty
to walk down the street and not be commented on for my low size, colour, sexuality, clothes, for being ourselves
equal rights to the same jobs and pay and training as men
support for carers of young children and the elderly
back copies of Spare Rib to replace the contents of Cosmopolitan and its ilk
to live in a world unaffected by gender
feminism on the curriculum
more female representation
beautiful clothes designed for women and girls of all shapes and sizes and produced in fair and ethical conditions
an end to unjust international debt arrangements which bear heavily on women
more varied images of women - both 'fantasy' and 'real'
well-resourced provision for the infirm
- The Centre for Women's Studies has a full run of Spare Rib, due largely to a generous donation from the (now defunct) York Women's Centre. Copies are not yet catalogued.
Also check out the Spare Rib Reader, ed Marsha Rowe (Penguin, 1982)
- for dreaming: Marge Piercy Woman on the Edge of Time originally 1976, now available in many editions
- for networking: ZNET A Community of People Committed to Social Change http://www.zmag.org/ZNET.htm
an end to a work culture which allows no space for vulnerability or for life outside work
that all feminists work towards making all women aware that puting up with violence against them is unacceptable - regardless of who perpetuates the violence
different news perspectives
- http://www.adbusters.org is a Canadian-based, extensive site of campaigns, articles and witty comment. "Our language is culture jamming: the new activism."