We are vigilantes. We are village aunties.
Traditionally, vigilantes watch over their communities and mete out justice. Vigilantes take matters into their own hands when they deem the powers that be to be incompetent or untrustworthy.
In Scotland today, the mainstream media and other cultural and political institutions have proven themselves largely incompetent and untrustworthy in reporting, discussing, consulting and acting on the needs of women and those women care for and about.
Traditionally, village aunties watch over their communities and apply intelligence, experience, wisdom, compassion, creativity and wit in making sure that life unfolds as it should, and that all are cared for, now and in the future.
In Scotland today, village aunties need an outlet to articulate, discuss and promote the interests of all who are harmed by patriarchy.
Therefore, we village aunties are vigilantes, meting out justice using the power of the written word.
We use this blog and we use other blogs and we use Twitter and Facebook and any other outlet where people gather on the Web. We gather in person for mutual support and discussion and action and we make sure we share the fruits of this work via the Web.
We are village aunties: feminists of the left, working for an independent Scotland free of patriarchal domination.