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Prior to the Scottish Parliament Election in 2021, the SNP published their manifesto, including supplementary sections on a number of specific issues, one of which was disabilities. Following the announcement of the Programme for Government (PfG), and in light of the deal with the Scottish Green Party, it is important that we look at what […]The post Hopes for Disability Policy in Scotland...
However much we might wish otherwise, our society and lives are populated by traditional stereotypes and the roles we assume people fill. These are complex and interlinked – the stereotype that such traditional views might have us expect from, for example, a straight white man, differ from a Black woman, which will differ again from […]The post Masculinity appeared first on Sensibility.
Join Kat, Erin and guest host Josh Mennie as we talk sense about medical assistance in dying.This episode contains graphic descriptions. If you want to tune in for a discussion afterward, it starts at 29 minutes.cn: suicide, death, graphic descriptions of terminal cancer and death processes
This time, @kat_cary and @seunte talk to @JoshAaronMennie about Medical Assistance in Dying. Just a heads up, this episode contains mentions of death, suicide, and graphic descriptions of cancer and death processes.The post Talking Sense: Medical Assistance in Dying with Josh Mennie appeared first on Sensibility.
This is a guest post by Tyler Cary. Tyler Cary is a New Scot from Wyoming. He moved to Scotland with his family in 2016 and has a masters in global environmental politics from the University of Edinburgh. Previously a member of the Scottish Greens, he is currently a member of Edinburgh Central SNP. Let’s […]The post First Safe Country appeared first on Sensibility.
Amid the sound and fury of the now-fading Brexit debate, there has been much discussion about the consequences of leaving the EU: the economic ties that have been broken and the free movement of peoples that we have abandoned. But to a Scot considering the prospect and character of a new independent country, the question […]The post What Being an EU Member State Could Mean for Scotland...
Recently, the news in Scottish education was that the SQA would be abolished and replaced. In Scotland, we like to pride ourselves on our school system’s inclusivity, diversity, and strong history. Education is important here: it is a policy priority for most parties, and we often bring up – free tuition is commonly mentioned in […]The post Neurodiversity and the School System appeared...
Join Kat, Erin, and guest host Carly as we talk sense about sex workers rights.cn: sexual assault, police brutalityFor links to all of the organisations and books mentioned in this week's episode, please visit the Sensibility blog.
Join Kat, Erin, and guest host Carly as we talk sense about sex workers rights. Links from the episode Organisations:Scot pep: scot-pep.org.ukUmbrella lane: umbrellalane.org Reading List:Equally safe: the Scottish Government’s analysis of the 2020 public...
Join Kat, Erin, and guest Stephen Paton as we discuss transphobia, the NHS rainbow badge scheme, and Pride month! Apologies for the delay in posting as this was recorded in mid-June.The post Talking Sense: Pride Month with Stephen Paton appeared first on Sensibility.
Hello and welcome back to our much-delayed Pride episode with journalist Stephen Paton!
Join Kat, Erin, and guest co-host Olaf, as we discuss the latest developments in the Israel/Palestine conflict, the latest developments in Israeli politics, and what lessons we can take away and apply to the yes movement.
Within political parties in Scotland, it is broadly accepted Equalities and Women’s Officers serve important roles. It is undoubtedly a good thing that this is the case. However, there is considerably less consensus (and indeed certainty) on the function of these roles and why they are so important.  Some people see such positions as symbolic […]The post The Importance of Equalities...
Join Kat, Erin, and guest co-host Olaf, as we discuss the latest developments in the Israel/Palestine conflict, the latest developments in Israeli politics, and what lessons we can take away and apply to the yes movement.The post Talking Sense: Israel/Palestine with Olaf Stando appeared first on Sensibility.
We live in a culture saturated with monogamous romantic relationships. Almost all movies and TV shows are full of them, even from genres which have nothing to do with romance. Weddings are considered to be the event of a lifetime by many, an occasion that justifies spending one’s life savings on a party. Even primary […]The post Pervasive Romance and the Demonisation of Being Single...
Hello, and welcome to our first episode! In this episode, Erin and Kat introduce the show, talk about the events in Kenmure Street, and why they're so annoyed with the electoral commission.
Introducing our new project – Talking Sense: The Sensibility Podcast. This is the first of what we hope will be monthly episodes taking a deep dive into current events, highlighting recent blog posts, or whatever else needs discussing. This episode, Erin and Kat introduce the show, talk the Kenmure Street action, and why we’re so […]The post Talking Sense: The Sensibility...
Scotland’s second-most spoken language has been neglected for too long, but the explosion of a Scots Language Renaissance in recent years has erupted into calls for the next Scottish Parliament to be an explicitly Scots-supporting one. Here’s how you can make that a reality.The post Let’s Mak the neist pairlament a Scots leid pairlament appeared first on Sensibility.
CW: transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders Note: the author is involved with the End Conversion Therapy Scotland campaign On the 8th of March, there was a Westminster debate on banning conversion therapy at the UK level. MPs – many of whom were from Scotland – spoke about their personal experiences of coming out, […]The post Ending Conversion...
Climate change will be the defining issue of the twenty-first century. As a planet, we are in a position where we can choose to sink or swim, to tackle the emergency of our own making or ignore it and allow things to worsen. To prevent catastrophic climate breakdown, environmental concerns need to be woven throughout all policy areas. There is no one solution to the climate crisis, there is no one...
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