Celebrating International Women’s Day in Scotland

What’s the biggest event happening in March? Nah, we’re not talking St. Patricks Day, it’s International Women’s Day!

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Get passionate about politics

Nicola Sturgeon has the top job in Scottish politics, the ladies wiped the floor with the men in the first televised pre-election debate and now Hillary Clinton’s running for president in the States – women are definitely making their mark in politics. So why’s it important that more girls get involved in the political? Eilidh Stewart offers her take. Sometimes just saying the word “politics” is enough to put you to sleep. The jargon that many people use is confusing and watching politicians – mostly middle-aged, middle class men – shout and claw at each other is enough to put…

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The F-word

Gap year student and aspiring journalist Kirsty McKenzie reflects on the true meaning of feminism and why it matters to ALL of us – whether you’re female or not… What is it about the F-word that gets everyone in a panic? Perhaps some people have come to view feminism as a fashionable fad, with celebs attaching themselves to feminist hashtags but none of its values. As a result, feminism landed somewhere between aspiration and shame. Feminism became like Uggs – popular, but not a label you really want to be seen wearing outside the house. The confusing, ‘man-hating’ tabloid tug of war that…

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