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.
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The best tribute to my fearless friend is to keep ruffling feathers
Often, the easiest and most comfortable thing to do is be quiet, or change the subject, or close your laptop. But when things get tricky I’m going to keep asking myself: “what would Kate do?”
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”
Dear teenage girls: please don’t hold out for a hero
The next generation are not connecting with feminism – but is that because they think it’s incompatible with being girly and having fun?
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.
‘Strident’ is not a compliment – we have a problem with women’s voices
When women risk being dubbed “shrill” or grating just for opening their mouths, it is any wonder we still have far to go in the fight for gender equality?