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Jun 26, 2017

Content note: this episode contains discussion of rape, domestic abuse and coercive control. 

In this episode, Alys discusses Scotland's social security system including the abhorrent 'family cap' and so-called 'rape clause', with:

  • Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender
  • Emma Trottier, Policy Manager at

Jun 5, 2017

In part two, Alys, Emma, Marsha, Talat, Caron, Lesley and Lee discuss the possible solutions to men's over-representation in Scottish politics. You can also hear Alys and Talat chatting about 'the Q word' and why quotas are a vital part of equal representation. 

If you haven't heard part one yet, you can find it

Jun 5, 2017

In the week of the snap general election, listen to this special 2-parter discussing women's representation in Scottish politics. In part one, Alys is joined by Emma Ritch, Marsha Scott, Talat Yaqoob, Caron Lindsay, Lesley Orr and Lee Chalmers to discuss some of the barriers to equal representation. we'll also hear from...