Women must not be silenced in the debate on gender identity

When it comes to the current consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, it is women who MSPs are finding easy to ignore. Specifically, women who believe that if the state decides the word “woman” has no objective meaning, then statistics will be skewed, protections will be lost and children risk being seriously harmed.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie captivates at book festival alongside Nicola Sturgeon

CHIMAMANDA Ngozi Adichie arrived on stage to a rock star’s reception, and her reaction set the tone for an utterly absorbing hour. She drank in the cheers and applause with a warm smile and without a hint of self-consciousness. Her actions – accepting praise without a cringe, engaging with an 11-year-old girl without talking downContinue reading “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie captivates at book festival alongside Nicola Sturgeon”

The Fall, series three, episode three: The plot thickens

Someone finally puts some cuffs on Spector, and after Stella is over-ruled on dropping charges against poor Sally-Anne it seems she might resort to desperate measures.