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This is one of the ways in which Scottish politics is different from Westminster politics. Both the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Conservative parties are run by women.  The Scottish Nation Party is highly likely to elect Nicola Sturgeon is party leader very shortly.

That will be all 3 main parties in Scotland with female leaders.

You also have the Scottish Green party which is co-convened by a woman and an openly bisexual man.  


Another reason to be proud of our little country.  See it doesn’t need to be an all boys club.


A wee note: The Scottish National Party is not the Scottish equivalent of the British National Party.  The SNP referendum campaign was run on the premise of Scotland being strongly supportive to immigration and that everyone living in the country deserved a say and a vote regardless of nationality.   

broketillimdead said:

How can we get another referendum?! We need to be independent. Britain is a complete joke

An excellent question. I feel that this is best answered by Irvine Welsh in his piece for the Guardian.

"The vibrant and euphoric yes movement, which, during the debate, evolved from a small base to come within a whisker of a sensational victory, will be massively disappointed that they didn’t manage to get it done.

They will have to cool their ardour a while longer, although anybody believing they’ll stop now is indulging in wishful thinking. Why would they? The process and the subsequent debate, which they won handsomely, took support for independence from around 30% to 45% and heading north. It’s now established as the compelling narrative of the post-devolution generation, while no dominates only in a declining constituency of elderly voters. Yes may have lost this battle, but the war is being won.

Going negative was the only option.

The referendum was a disaster for Cameron personally, who almost lost the union. The Tories, with enough self-awareness to realise how detested they are in Scotland, stood aside to let Labour run the show on the basis they could deliver a convincing no vote. But for Labour, the outcome was at least as bad; when the dust settles they will be seen, probably on both sides of the border, to have used their power and influence against the aspiration towards democracy. Labour voters caught this ugly whiff, the number of them supporting independence doubling in a month from 17% to 35%. In the mid-term, the leadership may have simply acted as recruiting sergeants for the SNP.

As Cameron was at first absent and uninterested, then finally fearful, so Miliband looked just as ineffective and totally lost during this campaign. He became a figure of contempt in Scotland: Labour leaders have generally needed a period in office in order to achieve that distinction.

The referendum galvanised and excited Scots in a way that no UK-wide election has done. Like it or not, unless they come up with a winning devo max settlement, every general election in Scotland will now be dominated by the independence issue.

The yes movement hit such heights because the UK state was seen as failed; antiquated, hierarchical, centralist, discriminatory, out of touch and acting against the people. This election will have done nothing to diminish that impression. Against this shabbiness the Scots struck a blow for democracy, with an unprecedented 97% voter registration for an election the establishment wearily declared nobody wanted. It turns out that it was the only one people wanted. Whether this Scottish assertiveness kickstarts an unlikely UK-wide reform (unwanted in most of the English regions); or wearies southerners and precipitates a reaction to get rid of them; or the Scots, through the ballot box at general elections, decide to go the whole hog of their own accord; the old imperialist-based union is bust.

This country, when it was ever known on the global stage under the union, was associated with tragedy, in terrible events like Lockerbie and Dunblane; it’s now synonymous with real people power. Forget Bannockburn or the Scottish Enlightenment, the Scots have just reinvented and re-established the idea of true democracy. This – one more – glorious failure might also, paradoxically, be their finest hour.

So how do we get another referendum? We don’t give up. We don’t let them forget about us. We keep the pressure on. We stay united on this cause. We won’t forget that the Labour party betrayed us on this issue and sided with the Tories. Same goes for the Lib Dems, who in my eyes, are royally fucked in England now.

Daniel proposed a few hours after Freddie was born!
When were moved out of the labour ward and to the day unit, I went to the toilet and when I came back Daniel handed me Freddie, freshly changed into this outfit!
I turned to him and he pulled out a ring and got down on one knee.
It was beautiful.
We’re so happy.

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SO LEMME TELL YOU GUYS SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN CANADA

FRANKLY I DON’T KNOW WHEN THIS STARTED CAUSE I DON’T WATCH TV BUT IN THE PAST WEEKEND (When I went home for Mothers day) I HAD STARTED TO SEE THESE ON CANADIAN CHANNELS AND NOW YOUTUBE!

so the Canadian Labour Congress has started something wonderful for a bunch of different topics and injustices found in their forms of the general working populous and jobs. and not just that, but the website even tells you what we have already.

one of these topics are Gender Equality, and one of their commercials are focused on construction workers. people who are known of how they women in that area of work. it starts of with a woman working  while men yell at her to make a sandwich, etc. the commerical clicks a button that says “skip sexism” and it moved to everyone getting along and being treated as one (They’re talking about hockey). It clicks another button that says “support gender equality”. Here is the video

SO THEY MADE THIS RAD NEW CAMPAIGN, I HOPE YOU ALL CHECK IT OUT~

if you click each popsicle on This Site it will tell you more about each topic!

and here is the website for the Canadian Labour Congress

HERE you can see all the advertisments 

A picture of a baby born "en-caul", which means that the membrane protecting the baby’s body and head has not yet torn. Normally, this membrane breaks as the birth process commences, and that is commonly referred to as “breaking of water”. En-caul births are very rare, occuring in fewer than 1 on 80,000 births. It is, however, almost always perfectly harmless.

Women do the lowest work of the society whatever that lowest work is perceived to be; and when women are the primary workers in a field, the field itself takes on the females’ low status. Therefore, it is false to think that the inferior status of women will dissolve when women do productive labor or enter freely into high status professions. When women enter any field in great numbers, the status of the field itself is lowered. The men who are in it leave it; the men looking for work will not enter it. When men leave a field, they take its prestige with them; when men enter a field, they bring prestige to it. In this way, the subordination of women to men is perpetuated even when women work for a wage and no matter what work women do.
—  Andrea Dworkin, Letters From A War Zone
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PAKISTAN, Peshawar : A Pakistani labourer makes bricks at a factory on the eve of International Labour Day in Peshawar on April 30, 2014. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56 million people in a population of 186 million, according to Pakistan’s official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics. AFP PHOTO/A MAJEED

Many would-be reformers of capitalism (including the Labour Party propagandists and the Independent Labour Party) urge that if only the capitalists would pay higher wages to the workers, enabling them to buy more of what they produce, there would be no crisis. This is utopian nonsense, which ignores the inevitable laws of capitalism — the drive for profits, and the drive of competition. The drive of capitalism is always to increase its profits by every possible means, to increase its surplus, not to decrease it. Individual capitalists may talk of the “gospel of high wages” in the hope of securing a larger market for their goods. But the actual drive of capitalism as a whole is the opposite. The force of competition compels every capitalist to cheapen costs of production, to extract more output per worker for less return, to cut wages. Just in America, where the “gospel of high wages” was most talked of to conceal the real process of capitalism at work (intensified output from the workers, with a diminishing share to the workers), the resulting crisis has led to wholesale wage-cuts in every industry.
—  Rajani Palme Dutt
A student going through for engineering is like a woman going through childbirth. Once it’s over, you forget how intense the pain was in those moments and how much you suffered. It’s easy to rationalize going through it again.
—  My former TA, an engineering graduate herself
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