women in politics
Talking female politicians, feminist activists, and all the the ways women around the world are changing the landscape of the Swamp, be it for better or worse.
This Woman Lived 'The Handmaid's Tale.' Here's Why We Should Listen.
If you've been watching the new TheHandmaid's Tale series online, then you already know that it's terrifying for most people. For most women, it's a nightmarish tale that makes us often feel uncomfortable just watching it in its entirety.
Having a Word with Myself
General Elections is seeing a lot of pointless debates with Scottish MSPs that aren't even up for election. They are mostly filled by devolved issues and a big pile of virtue signaling.
A few years ago I wrote a Blog where I questioned the so called 'impartiality' of the BBC. It wasn't the first time I had noticed a stream of blatant propaganda which could only benefit the Conservative Party, aired by the BBC in the guise of unbiased news. Usually it would be a tabloid style report, that tried to pour scorn on anyone who opposed the Tory stances. After a while I started to see a pattern of deceit appearing that was then impossible to be unseen once gazed upon. A channel that I trusted because of their supposed impartiality, were starting to take on some of the traits normally seen on a state media channel in a far flung eastern realm. In that time there has been one member of the BBC political team who has left me flabbergasted by the rhetoric and her complete disregard for impartiality. I got so angry recently by her behaviour that I decided I needed to investigate who Laura Kuenssberg actually is? Why does she seem to support the UK Conservatives? But most of all what made her like this? A public stooge with a separate agenda than the one dictated to her by the BBC charter. My investigation led me back through her family history to try and discover the seeds of potential influence. To search for the root of influence I started to regard those who obviously have had influence over Kuenssberg through her life, her parents and grandparents. Recently David Cameron became offended when people questioned his father's offshore banking. I understand people being protective over their family, but this isn't name calling in the school yard and defensive reactions just increases suspicion. I'm sure Laura Kuenssberg may be offended by me including her family in this Blog, but people will ask questions when she is appearing to use a public platform with a hidden agenda.
The Martyrdom of Jeanne Manon Philipon Roland
One woman, Marie Antoinette, with her excesses, ignited the spark that started the French Revolution; another, Charlotte Corday, attempted to extinguish it with her murder of Marat. Between them stood a woman devoted to justice, republicanism, and liberty: Jeanne Manon Philipon Roland.
Stuck Between a Rock & a Hard Place
It's General Election time in the UK and for approximately 21 years I voted SNP. Wasn't complacent in my choice of party and wanted Scotland to have a referendum on independence, playing the long game. Even after losing the referendum, I continued to vote for the SNP in the 2015 General Election. The Smith commission proposals were important for further devolution to the Scottish parliament. Looking back on the series of events it was actually John Swinney MSP and Deputy First Minster who was the main figure in the negotiation of Smith, what did the SNP MP's actually achieve for Scotland at Westminster ?
Pie Falls from Sky
The truth is simple. Everything which was once flavour of the month, will eventually leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Popularity is a fickle creature which gives with one hand, while taking away with the other. With this in mind,we are beginning to see widening cracks in the once invisible SNP armoury. They are so obsessed with independence, they aren't focused on the real world anymore.
Oh No, It's an Election!
Yesterday, as Prime Minister Theresa May signalled the beginning of the campaign for a general election, there was a loud screaming sound heard in Edinburgh.
Powerful Women in Ancient History
The phrase "behind every strong man is a stronger woman" is a historically flawed statement, as history has proven that there have been countless women in positions of great power without any man in front of them. While it may seem that women in power is a new phenomenon, the truth is that women have ruled with iron fists and gentle hands since the beginning of history.
President Trump Snubs Chancellor Merkel At Photo Op
Mein Gott im himmel, what was the president thinking? At his first face to face meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel, who had friendly relations with both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, President Trump ended up not exactly showing his best side.
As Women of Color
It is. Every day we leave the house, we need to be ready to defend ourselves, to stand up and speak out. And for people who don’t fit into the “middle class white abled bodied” woman narrative, those people march every day also. Those would be women who may be special needs, disabled, poor, at risk, and they don’t have the luxury of singling out one day to show their frustration with the system.
Women, the Anti-Trump March, and Gun Rights
** As an instructor trained by the NRA and licensed by the BSA, I professionally teach children how to shoot, and what their responsibilities with guns are. I've turned teenage girls into sharpshooters. Feel free to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about.
Most Powerful Women in the Political World
The powerful women in the political world are changing our worldview in more ways than one. Gone are the days when only men were in charge. Women are finally taking the reins and have already gone where no man has gone before. They build empires, regulate economies and, for better or for worse, inform the future of their sectors and the entire world. Given that the road for women in the politics is often thorny and sometimes treacherous, their achievements appear even more impressive. No doubt these powerful women are fighting to make their presence known in the political world. We see you, Ladies.