Following on from their May 20th post which explained the dangers of ‘Man Up’ patriarchy and analysed the context of male illnesses of despair, Christina and John examine the impact of patriarchy on male-female relationships; stereotypes concerning parenting; and notions of what constitutes an equitable, loving and nurturing relationship. Christina Milarvie Quarrell is a Poet … Continue reading Let The Flowers Bloom Part 1: Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis
Let The Flowers Bloom Part 2: Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis Part 1 of this post discussed the disabling, violent and controlling effect of patriarchy in male-female relationships. It posed questions concerning what we need to do to call out patriarchy in politics, the media (e.g. Hollywood movies) and in our everyday lives. It … Continue reading Let The Flowers Bloom Part 2:
Christina Milarvie Quarrell is a Poet Photographer Artist born and raised in the Govanhill Gorbals communities. Her work celebrates the values of people before profit. Art is her passion and she utilises community arts as a basis for the creation and gathering of working class culture, poems, stories and songs. John Davis is a professor … Continue reading RECLAIMING OUR STORIES DEPOWERING SHAME
End of Term Celebration - All Welcome Come and dance till you drop! For One Night Only We Present New Orleans' Finest Americanna/Ameripolitan Act: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Sunday 11th of June 2017 Teviot Row House, Debating Hall 13 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ Doors Open at 19:00 Ticket prices; Student £7.00, … Continue reading Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue, Sunday 11th June Teviot Row House Edinburgh, Doors Open 19.00.
Thanks to Katie Gallogly-Swann for posting this Orwell article on facebook (see link here). Today’s post – compares Orwell to the American author Norman Maclean (who has often been discussed on this blog). It aims to contrast the headmaster technical rational tone of Orwell with the more meaning orientated advice of Maclean, when considering the … Continue reading Creating Convincing Narratives: We Are Haunted By Waters and Words:
Professor John Davis, Professor of Childhood Inclusion at the University of Edinburgh compares the Scottish Government’s plans for a quality, flexible, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare service to the Common Weal’s proposals for a universal service. Last Thursday, the Scottish Government published its action plan for how it will double the amount of … Continue reading The First Steps To A Universal Early learning and Care Service?
In June 2015 I wrote in this blog post about the ironic way that unionists pointed the finger of extremism at Scotland with out ever reflecting on their own prejudice. https://peoplesrepublicofescotia.com/2015/06/02/extremism-prejudices-and-all-of-us-together/ My June 2015 blog piece also pointed out that we are all racist in some way or other. It argued that our racism can … Continue reading It Is A Matter Of When The Union Ends – Not If It Ends: Demographics, Not Racism, Will bring About An Independent Scotland And A United Ireland