Introducing ‘Material Girls’

Material Girls’ is a new podcast from New Syndicalist, about anti-capitalist feminism. Lydia (from our editorial team), Vanessa, and Emily will explore issues such as work, reproductive justice, violence and mental health from a feminist anti-capitalist perspective. ‘Material Girls’ aims to be an introduction to these ideas, and an antidote to liberal feminism. There will be no encouragement to ‘lean in’ on this podcast.

The first episode is an introduction to some of the ideas and debates within anti-capitalist feminism, and an explanation of the differences between our perspective and liberal feminism. We talk about representation, the limits of liberalism, and carceral feminism. We also recommend some relevant reading, plug some feminist events, and permanently cancel some misogynists.

We’re looking for guests who’d like to join in the discussion or be interviewed. We’d particularly love to hear from women of colour, black women and trans women, who are not represented by our regular hosts. You can also let us know if you’re doing some feminist organising that you’d like us to plug, especially if it’s happening outside of London. Email us at

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Links to recommended reading –

The Coloniality of Gender

Feminism For The 99%

Counter-Planning From The Kitchen

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