Madeleine Kearns

In search of the quintessentially British afternoon tea

16 February 2024 2:00 am

It is a strange coincidence that both my sister and I, born and raised in Scotland, have married Americans. I…

The ‘conversion therapy’ canard

1 August 2022 12:49 pm

In 2016, the Obama-Biden administration concluded that “the quality and strength of evidence” for medicalized gender transition was “low” and insufficient…

The grim reality of gender reassignment

14 November 2021 9:17 am

Lisa Littman, a doctor and researcher, recently surveyed ‘detransitioners’ — people who thought they were transgender then changed their minds.…

Baby doomers: why are couples putting the planet ahead of parenthood?

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Why are so many people putting the planet before parenthood?

American universities are fuelled by amphetamines – so I tried them

14 September 2019 9:00 am

 New York A biography of Freud to my left, a black leather lounger to my right. We were 30 minutes…

Don’t tell the parents: the official guidance to teachers of ‘trans children’

6 October 2018 9:00 am

How can we help transgender children? This is a question greatly exercising politicians and many are confused about what to…

As a trainee teacher, I saw the damage the SNP is inflicting on Scottish education

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Once one of the best in the world, Scotland’s education system has been steadily marching backwards for the past ten…

Unsafe spaces

26 August 2017 9:00 am

As a child in Glasgow, I learned that sticks and stones might break my bones but words didn’t really hurt.…