equality matters

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale may seem like a strange choice to start a series about women who deserve greater recognition, but Florence Nightingale pretty much sums up the dilemma for women in the public eye. We all know “The Lady with the Lamp”. Certainly when I was growing up, when Blue Peter [...]

Everyday sexism

The topic for October is to be everyday sexism. What does it mean for you? Is it what you experience in your everyday life? If so, how do you deal with it? Do you think that you are tackling it head on and if so, how? What do you think that we can do about? Can we do anything about it? I have been [...]

Young Ladies Who Get Pregnant

The first time I felt a real buzz of feminism was when I attended a conference organised by The Scottish Women’s Convention specifically looking to tackle issues facing young women. I arrived in my public school uniform and sat down at a table with a bunch of girls from the Gorbals and Drumchapel [...]

International Women’s Day – Why bother?

This week the world celebrates 101 years of International Women’s Day and before the doubting thomas’s amongst you even think why bother? OR tell me ‘We have the vote and we are well on our way to equality if we want it aren’t we?’ I feel a sense of duty to point out some pretty [...]