Caitlin Logan: Is Tim Farron anti-gay or anti-abortion, and does it really matter?
CommonSpace columnist Caitlin Logan takes a closer look at Tim Farron's voting record and says it's not as simple as it seems
IT HAS been hard to miss the coverage in recent days in which Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron’s views on gay people and same-sex relationships have been questioned.
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.
Naya Koulocheri: Yes, men, we do need an International Women's Day
On International Women's Day 2017, Naya Koulocheri recounts a typical experience faced by women and explains why it's useful to have a global day of reflection
DO we still need International Women’s Day or is it just an opportunity for women to go out, benefit from group discounts and get drunk?
"The rapist is still free": How British justice is failing victims of sexual violence
Amy Johnson meets Sara, a refugee from Syria, and hears her story of sexual violence in Britain and the battle to be heard
SARA* arrived to London from the Syrian city of Damascus in 2012. She moved to the UK to work and study and, following the outbreak of war in Syria, she chose to stay.
After the trauma of watching her home descend into intense conflict, Sara hoped the UK would be a safe place to start over. This was not the case.
Caitlin Logan: Why the pro-indy left should be principled, even when some people don’t like it
Last week, Ross Ahlfeld wrote an article arguing that the Scottish left should open its mind more to the pro-life movement. Today, columnist Caitlin Logan responds and says the left must stick to its principles
Ross Ahlfeld: Why the indy left should stop attacking pro-lifers and faith schools
CommonSpace columnist Ross Ahlfeld says the Catholic Church's pro-life teachings are in line with its social justice values, and the left should make an effort to understand that if it wants an inclusive indy Scotland
I WAS disappointed to read Michael Gray’s article published in The National on Tuesday 7 February titled: 'So-called pro-life campaign groups have no place in our schools.'
Anni Donaldson: Is it time Scotland paid a new piper?
Our Celtic Connections columnist, Anni Donaldson, explores the politics of gender in Scottish traditional music
WITH the chants of a women’s anti-Trump demonstration booming outside Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, it was an auspicious moment to start a new conversation about gender and Scottish traditional music.
Join the resistance: How the anti-Trump generation can fight back in Scotland
CommonSpace provides a quick guide for Scots who want to make a difference in an era of political polarisation
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s first day in office saw the largest demonstrations in the world since the 2003 global anti-Iraq War movement.
Millions of women in the US and all over the planet protested against Trump, whose campaign had seen him deploy misogynistic language and themes.
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