This is the brainchild of SWLD's new convenor, Katy Gordon and she's ably aided and abetted by rising star Sophie Bridger. I'll be an occasional contributor as well.
I want you all to be wild: wild about the appallingly low number of Lib Dem women MPs, wild about dropping to 1 female MSP in May but wild with enthusiasm to achieve our 3 objectives before another century goes by!
I hope you will use this site as a kind of Lib Dem marketplace, where we can share ideas about how to get more women MPs & MSPs, have heated debates on issues such as quotas and job sharing for politicians and where we can consider what difference women can make in policy terms.In less than a month, Katy has brought SWLD into the 21st century, with a Twitter account and a Facebook page. Let's hope that the blog will be a hotbed of ideas and passionate debate.
The banner picture shows Sophie, Katie, East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson and Elspeth Attwool, our former MEP. I love the fact that I'm able to complain about the site's current West of Scotland bias, because that's not something I can generally do a lot in the Scottish Party which tends to have more East of Scotland influence than is probably good for it.
I also think it's fitting that their blog is being launched on the anniversary of the birth of American astronomer Maria Mitchell, the first woman to be admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. May Wild Women be as forward looking, precise and pioneering as she was.