So long as we live in a world where the Scottish parliament’s former Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick, insists that male politicians “wear a shirt AND tie,” we also live in a world where women are expected to dress in a certain way. Let me be clear, these are not my rules. I make a point of never dressing the way I am expected to dress. Other than the fact that I just don’t look good in black (it does nothing for my skin tone), the cassock, stock, and Roman collar are self-defeating in the twenty-first century; they look is far too authoritarian.
After a couple of hours catching up with maths students in the city Claire and I took a little jaunt on the Daniel Day to Dundrum. Last week she calls me with a story of woe from Charlestown. I’ve never been out to the shopping thingy at Charlestown. Shopping centres just don’t appeal to me. … Continue reading Everything is Going South