Women in leadership: From the country whose men gave the world television, the telephone, penicillin, the refrigerator, the hypodermic syringe, fingerprinting and the pneumatic tyre …

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  1. The Sheriff says:

    Get a job, lazy Scottish women.

  2. jupes says:

    The Scottish Parliament has just unanimously passed the Bill to end period poverty

    Are there no men in left in the Scottish parliament?

  3. ben says:

    “for all women in Scotland”.

    Ummmm, isn’t that kind of gendered language ‘problematic’ these days? Shouldn’t it be something like “for all people who menstruate”, to take into account all the champion female to male transgenders?

  4. Bela Bartok says:

    Is there going to be a ‘pad tax’? Are women going to pay extra %age tax? Or will the govt. just buy products and hand them out free? Or will there be a tampon-tender? Why not force the manufacturers to ‘donate’ their products and forego and sales/profits? In fact, why doesn’t the govt. nationalise pad factories and be done with the pesky middleman?
    Or… will sanitary products in Scotland be the most expensive in the world because there’s no market?

  5. a happy little debunker says:

    The Scottish Parliament has just unanimously passed the Bill to end period poverty – making Scotland the first country in the world to provide free period products for all who need them

    Making a statement about periods, without any applicable ‘full stops’.

  6. Tintarella di Luna says:

    free period products for all who need them

    Including the wo’men’

  7. stackja says:

    Scotland retread its debt?

  8. Lee says:

    Ahh Scotland, the country where they want to criminalise and arrest you for what you say in your own home!
    Very “progressive” in the Orwellian sense that.

  9. notafan says:

    It’s just weird the things the left get fixated on.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Maybe Scotland should legislate to give all Scots one free Big Mac per month.
    Worth about the same, and almost as silly.

  11. Mother Lode says:

    If is Scotland they will be demanding their tampons be battered and deep fried.

  12. cuckoo says:

    “You may take our lives!…But you’ll never take our tampons!!”

  13. Dot says:

    This is an implicit bachelor tax.

  14. Crazyoldranga says:

    You have to remember, all the smart Scots emigrated.

  15. Diogenes says:

    Anybody else see a business opportunity for Scotswomen ? Step 1 get free stuff, step advertise sale of said freebies on Ebay, profit !

  16. thefrollickingmole says:

    ben
    #3670420, posted on November 25, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    “for all women in Scotland”.

    Ummmm, isn’t that kind of gendered language ‘problematic’ these days? Shouldn’t it be something like “for all people who menstruate

    ben, I know you are joking but the actual statement from the minister said exactly that.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/24/scotland-becomes-first-nation-to-provide-free-period-products-for-all
    The campaign – bolstered by nationwide grassroots support – was spearheaded by Scottish Labour’s health spokeswoman, Monica Lennon, who told the Guardian this was “a proud day for Scotland”.

    Lennon said: “This will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates

  17. duncanm says:

    What’s wrong with all the peat lying about?

  18. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    It’s just weird the things the left get fixated on.

    It’s the Wee Krankie we are dealing with here.

  19. Baa Humbug says:

    “Ireland has unanimously voted to end masturbation poverty by supplying a free box of tissues to all teenagers who need them.”

    Who da farg needs The Babylon Bee when we have these types of headlines.

  20. Lee says:

    Lennon said: “This will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates …

    LOL
    Only women and girls menstruate, there is no “everyone” else who does.
    Woke madness.

  21. pbw says:

    This woman wins elections easily – presumably without fraud. I guess the supply of Sean Connery types has dried up.

  22. Major Elvis Newton says:

    Presumably the women pretending to be men qualify for the free surfboards and white mice too?

    What about Naprogesic?

  23. Scott Osmond says:

    Isn’t vagina privilege great? Men do almost all the hard yucky work, all the dangerous jobs, do the dying in wartime and the girlies highest priority is free period products. This is why ladies I’m against women in leadership positions.

  24. Stanley says:

    Prince Charles will be for it. He wanted to be one!

  25. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Given the success of wondrous government initiatives such as the legendary pink batts program, get ready for heart rending stories of “scotblanders who menstruate” keeling over en masse from toxic shock or some similar nastie.

    Men of course, will be blamed for this unfortunate turn of events.

  26. H B Bear says:

    The Poms should really get rid of this lot. Probably lose a few decent golf courses but it is a price worth paying.

  27. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    The only thing that prog wyminsis think about is their vaginas

  28. dopey says:

    Someone must have pulled some strings.

  29. Scott Osmond says:

    If they keep this up it won’t be long before England is begging them to leave.

  30. TBH says:

    The thing is, the people of Scotland willingly vote for this garbage. Forget about the stay/leave referendum they had a few years ago – Boris should expel them from the Union! Or they could have another referendum and the UK Govt could recommend leave to the electorate.

  31. TBH says:

    Scott – snap!

  32. rich says:

    gimmedats

  33. Mique says:

    Now we have the precedent, I’ll settle for free toilet paper for all who need it.

  34. duncanm says:

    I’m sure the rest of the UK loves paying for the Scot’s flights of fancy.

    Makes me ashamed of my heritage.

    Don’t forget the huge contribution to engineering and shipbuilding.

    Now its reduced to handing out Chinese paper products with other people’s money.

  35. Roger says:

    Love Scotland and the Scottish people, but one can’t help but regard their present cultural senescence as the result of more than two centuries of the best and brightest leaving, including my Scottish ancestors.

  36. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    The ascotch have always been a bit commo so its not surprising the women have taken power .
    They want independence from the UK just to hand their “freedom “over to the unelected fascists in Brussells .
    I am sure the Eurofascists will welcome a mendicant bunch of bludging whingers who have been supported financially by English workers taxes to the tune of billions a year . Brussells will keep supporting their new colony ?
    I think not ,theywill appoint a Gaulieter who will conscript scotch workers into low paid hard work ,building an inpenetrable wall against England, while Eurofishers steal all their fish .

  37. Snotball says:

    Twats that you say? Free tampons?

  38. duncanm says:

    3/4 homeless deaths in Scotland are men.
    3/4 suicides in Scotland are men
    near 3/4 drug related deaths in Scotland are men

    .. but its period poverty which is the problem.

  39. Roger says:

    I am sure the Eurofascists will welcome a mendicant bunch of bludging whingers who have been supported financially by English workers taxes to the tune of billions a year .

    The Scottish people should be careful what they wish for concerning independence & the EU.

    A post-Union application for membership would entail getting their economic house in order as the EU – i.e. France and Germany – doesn’t want and can’t afford anymore mendicant states.

  40. duncanm says:

    I’m sure that Kiwi horse will get right back in the race.. can’t let the Scot’s get ahead on world posturing and the warm luvvie feel that results.

  41. Chris M says:

    Nay, I heard the only useful things invented in Scotland are golf and scotch whiskey laddy.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Nay, I heard the only useful things invented in Scotland are golf and scotch whiskey laddy.

    The kilt is an unrivaled garment for dysentery and fornication.

  43. Perfidious Albino says:

    Do we need to have a conversation about MENstruating…

  44. Graham says:

    They must have a very unusual view of what the word ‘free’ means in Scotland. Does the tampon fairy deliver them ?

  45. Mak Siccar says:

    Lee
    #3670494, posted on November 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm
    Lennon said: “This will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates …

    LOL
    Only women and girls menstruate, there is no “everyone” else who does.
    Woke madness.

    For the politically correct, shouldn’t that read ‘Only women and girls womenstruate’ ?

  46. Rokdoktor says:

    No, for the politically correct, it should read “Only womyn and girls womynstruate”

    Try to keep up..

  47. Neil says:

    Apparently the Scots for centuries were allied with France against the English. Not sure what my point is but perhaps someone can tell me.

  48. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3670616, posted on November 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm”

    Love Isaac.

  49. Judge Dredd says:

    How far have we fallen when we have forgotten age-old wisdom that generally women in leadership is a terrible idea;
    “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them”
    “Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.”

  50. Roger says:

    Apparently the Scots for centuries were allied with France against the English. Not sure what my point is but perhaps someone can tell me.

    The Auld Alliance, formed to thwart English territorial covetousness and always on terms more favourable to the French than the Scots. Fear of the English was not a good counsellor.

  51. Jock says:

    The snp has lost the plot. Now way more socialist than nationalist. There are no right of centre parties in Scotland. Even the tories are leftist idiots. All six major parties are of the left. Not one sane voice amongst them. I think independence would be good for them but they see the danger and have been begging for an easy EU entry. Look at the Irish. A hundred years ago they were fiercely nationalist. Now they are the lap dogs of the EU. This is the sort of competition the snp is up against.

  52. Roger says:

    I think independence would be good for them but they see the danger and have been begging for an easy EU entry.

    They won’t get an easy entry, Jock. They’ll need a sound economy and their own currency first.

    And there are at least half a dozen countries in the queue ahead of them, assuming another independence referendum gets up in the meantime.

  53. Scott Osmond says:

    One of the reasons leave lost in Scotland is the Scots realised that without the English taxpayers carrying them they would have to cut back on all the socialism. The siren call of free shit is what won the referendum. I wonder what British government would look like without the Scots? Would Labor ever win?

  54. Frank says:

    Maxwell’s equations should get a look in too with respect to faded Scottish glory.

  55. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Frank
    #3670927, posted on November 25, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    Maxwell’s equations should get a look in too with respect to faded Scottish glory.

    True. And so should Dr. Livingstone. Probably dismissed by the woke as a ghastly colonialist, but the abolition of slavery was never far from his mind, when he observed what the Mooselimbs were up to in Africa.

  56. TBH says:

    Indeed, Frank. Scotland has given so much to the world, from the Enlightenment onwards, that it’s disappointing to see them descend down this path.

  57. Nob says:

    Scott Osmond
    #3670908, posted on November 25, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    One of the reasons leave lost in Scotland is the Scots realised that without the English taxpayers carrying them they would have to cut back on all the socialism.

    The SNP abandoned its agrarian and fishing roots and moved in on the Labour voteherds of post industrial central belt Scotland.

    It’s no surprise that northeast Scotland , centre of the oil and gas industry, voted more heavily against independence. The SNP’s calculations on how they would afford independence were dodgy at best, and based on a $90 oil price which just looked stupid to anyone even remotely familiar with that volatile commodity. Sure enough, just a few months after the indyref, the Saudis pulled the floor out from under and prices plummeted, showing everybody how hopeless the “oil grab” concept for independence was.

    As for the tampon thing, there are numerous free fanny rag and gash plug services already in Scotland run by local authorities, private companies and even football clubs.

    In other words, this is a typical grab at another vacant “world leadership” throne by a grandstanding small country run a load of unaccountable PR “list” politicians.

  58. Marg says:

    Fair’s fair. When do the men get to receive their razors and shave cream?

  59. egg_ says:

    Go woke – go broke!

  60. Nob says:

    Marg
    #3671036, posted on November 25, 2020 at 10:30 pm
    Fair’s fair. When do the men get to receive their razors and shave cream?

    For what body parts?

  61. Leo G says:

    Maxwell’s equations should get a look in too with respect to faded Scottish glory.

    On the other hand, Scots with progressive policies should be treated like Maxwell’s demon and kept in the box to avoid the breakdown of fundamental laws.

  62. Dot says:

    Socialist Neep Patties?

  63. Nob says:

    Dot
    #3671072, posted on November 25, 2020 at 11:23 pm
    Socialist Neep Patties?

    Local critics aren’t so subtle.
    They call it the Scottish N**i Party.

  64. Craig Sargent says:

    Women: We are equal in every way to men
    Also Women: Give us free stuff because only women have to bear this cost

  65. Tel says:

    Then it will be free birth control, then free lipstick and perfume.

    Because of the government contracts you get a single government supplier, which will be a lowest cost supplier so the quality of all these things will be low.

    The commercial businesses will stop selling their product so there won’t be any other choices in the shops, but you will still be able to buy something good by mail order on eBay. Extra businesses will start up on the side selling higher quality tampons from outside Scotland to those that want to pay for something nice.

  66. PB says:

    My proposition that female candidates should never, ever be voted for has never looked so sound as it has this past few years.

  67. Bob says:

    Actually no. Scotland’s men did not give the world penicillin. An Australian did.
    Alexander Fleming discovered the relationship between penicillium and bacteria – very important.

    But it was Australia’s Howard Florey who created what we know as penicillin.
    That was the really hard job. He (along with Fleming) won the Nobel prize for it.

    History always gets revised by the most powerful, which is why encyclopaedias peddle the falsehood to this day, that it was Fleming. It was Florey, and it’s Australia’s achievement.

  68. Tel says:

    As for the tampon thing, there are numerous free fanny rag and gash plug services already in Scotland run by local authorities, private companies and even football clubs.

    A lot of the clubs I’ve been to will allow you free access to toilet paper when you take a dump. Generally they buy the “business grade” paper with a bit of added sand to ensure no one uses too much. They even allow you free water to let you wash your hands … sometimes soap!

    Generally I’m not against the principle of government providing some safety net type services. It’s obviously a joke to say that buying tampons is driving women into poverty … but other aspects of life are very expensive, such as housing for example. There’s a trade off when government supplies a service:
    * They are bad at most things … and inevitably hire people for politics not competence.
    * They end up providing one size fits all, low quality service, but better than nothing.
    * The temptation pops up to “scortch the Earth” and outlaw private competition which might make them look bad, so the service wing of government pushes the legislative wing .

    Mind you, when government hands out money to the poor, that also fails, often in worse ways:
    * Gets spent in drugs and alcohol.
    * Sit-down money teaches people never to work.
    * Soon they become 100% dependent for life.
    * Absolutely no appreciation of others who did work to provide that.

    If the Scotts can make a big show of giving out some tiny inexpensive thing for free, maybe in the scheme of things they are cannier than you lot realize. All kabuki theatre, but it’s not like the Scottish Parliament has a nation to run, or anything important to get on with.

  69. Entropy says:

    Hasn’t sanitary stuff for the ladies been made GST free here too? Because special.

    It will be interesting what happens to pad and tampon availability, variety and quality in Scotland over time.
    But fear not, it will all be wonderful as the right people are in charge.

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