Patriarchal Tories have no vision for a United Kingdom of equals
Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis draw from research and writing on families and relationships to question Tory patriarchal politics and to examine what an equal, enabling and supportive relationship looks like
Leigh Wilson: Equality requires everyone having a voice - even the privileged non-minorities
Leigh Wilson says the world is moving backwards and progressive voices across the spectrum must find unity
FROM a historical perspective it can often appear, somewhat erroneously, that we are now living in an enlightened period of liberal sanctity.
Relativity is nonetheless crucial to judging this, and, were it not for the seismic global events of the past two years, this claim may be more convincingly substantiated. In the context of recent tectonic changes, though, it seems as if we are regressing more than we care to admit.
Explainer: the campaign for equal recognition for trans people
LGBT activists are seeking to make it easier for trans people to change their legal gender
THE Equality Network and Scottish Trans Alliance are urging the Scottish Parliament to make three key changes to the Gender Recognition Act (2004) to support trans people in Scotland.
The campaign was launched in 2014 by Scottish Trans Alliance, which is the Equality Network project to promote equality and inclusion based on gender identity and gender reassignment.
Rallying cry for women in tech as Scotland seeks role models
Charities challenge Scotland’s tech professionals to “be the change they wish to see” in boost to find girls’ role models and volunteers
SCOTLAND’S TECHNOLOGY BODIES are asking for female tech professionals to volunteer as role models as part of a push to help inspire girls of school attending age to take up and excel at science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and choose digital technology careers.
Ruth Davidson accused of hypocrisy over posing on mobility vehicles
Tory photo-op backfires over attacks on disability mobility vehicles
TORY LEADER Ruth Davidson has made a name for herself with some outlandish photo opportunities - including riding a tank and a buffalo. But the jokes wore thin yesterday [Monday 24 April] when another action shot clashed with the reality of Tory policy from Westminster.
Charities hail new preventative HIV drug's public debut in Scotland
Preventative drug will be first rolled out in Scotland
SCOTLAND is to become the first nation in the UK to offer, through the NHS, a life saving and extending drug that can lower the risk of HIV infection.
Known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep), it will be used in the NHS to prevent the spread of the virus among high-risk groups as well as people who have an HIV-positive partner.
Rhiannon Spear: Feminism is as important for men as it is for women - please listen
CommonSpace columnist Rhiannon Spear says that when men are accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like oppression
THIS is something I have been thinking about a great deal recently. I believe if we really understood this we would see a massive breakthrough in achieving true equality.
A problem I am frequently facing at the moment is seemingly liberal men who are adamantly opposed to positive discrimination for women. Because when you are accustomed to the privileges of patriarchy, equality can feel a lot like oppression.
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