Podcast: Interview with Darren McGarvey - Men, masculinity and mental health
As part of CommonSpace's week of coverage on the modern mental health crisis, we spoke to Darren 'Loki' McGarvey about men, masculinity and mental ill-health
WHAT are the causes and consequnces of the mental health crisis among men?
CommonSpace reporter David Jamieson discusses some of the issues with Orwell Prize winning writer and Scottish rapper Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey.
'How do we make the next generation of men better?': Masculinity and mental health
The reasons for different experiences of mental ill-health between men and women are complex and speak to deeper problems in the structure of society, David Jamieson finds
THE PROBLEM has become one of statistical familiarity. In 2017, of the 680 suicides registered in Scotland, 522 were males and 158 female.
The picture is complicated. Women are far more likely to go to their GP to seek help for common mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Around twice as likely, with men around three times more likely to resort to suicide.
4 CommonSpace articles shortlisted for Write to End Violence Against Women awards
Two articles from Caitlin Logan’s special investigation into women’s experience of domestic abuse courts in August have been shortlisted.
FOUR CommonSpace articles have been shortlisted for the annual Write to End Violence Against Women Awards.
Robin McAlpine: Public debate has become an arms race – it will build a world of hate
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says the nature of public debate is becoming increasingly nasty and personalised – only the far-right will win from this
IT IS a sad truth about humanity that whenever we create a new piece of technology, someone will try to use it as a weapon, will try to use it to hurt others.
Women's charities and journalist boycott ‘Scottish Women’s Awards’ over lack of transparency
Scottish Women’s Awards declines to name the organisation running the event amid concerns over transparency
WOMEN’S CHARITIES and a BBC journalist nominated for awards at the Scottish Women’s Awards will not attend over a lack of transparency about the event, being held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow next month by profit-making organisers ‘Creative Oceanic’.
Independence for women: National conference to amplify women’s voices in politics and beyond
Women for Independence national council will explore accessibility for women across various aspects of life
WOMEN FOR INDEPENDENCE (WFI) will explore what it means to make life accessible for women in Scotland at its national council in Paisley on 23 June.
Open to all women, the event will consider how women, particularly those facing barriers of geography and disability, can have equal access to politics, health and social care, reproductive rights, and other aspects of life.
‘Ignorant and insulting’: Anti-racist activists push back on image of the royal wedding as a beacon of progress
Women in Scotland question the media narrative framing the royal wedding as a win for race equality
ANTI-RACIST and feminist campaigners in Scotland have criticised the view, conveyed in much media coverage of the issue, that the marriage of mixed-race American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry is a sign of progress on race equality, describing the framing of the wedding as “tokenism”.
Liberation movements 50 years on: Has the spirit of '68 been lost?
Journalist Caitlin Logan explores the challenges and opportunities for social equalities movements today in the context of the legacy of ’68
“THERE’S NO doubt that ’68 and the political generation before and after that was a very important moment in a lot of countries, setting up political struggles we are left with today. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for that time.”