Sexist comments and unequal treatment - what it's like being a woman in Scottish politics

You get interrupted in meetings and you don’t get maternity leave – just some of the perks of being a female councillor.

That is according to Lynsey Hamilton – South Lanarkshire’s youngest female councillor – who was first elected in 2012 to represent the area she grew up in, Clydesdale West.

After hearing sexist language on a national radio show about women in politics last month, Cllr Hamilton has lifted the lid on what it’s really like.

“I was actually...
source: Daily Record

2019-07-22 11:56
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