In the midst of the stushie about the re-design of Glasgow’s George Square, one element has shocked me.
Not the idea of statues being shifted (a piece of site-specific theatre I’m intrigued to see), or the ghastly red tarmac removed (hooray!)
No, it’s the fact that there is not a single woman on the panel charged with choosing the winning design.
Those who wish the Square to be a non-commercial, civic space (including the Restore George Square campaigners) are up in arms about the inclusion on the panel of Geoff Ellis, the music promoter behind T in the Park, taking his presence as a sign that high-profile events are part of the council's vision.
They may be right, but isn't it more worrying that no women have been deemed expert enough in the fields of architecture, design, urban planning, or yes - events - to be included in the decision-making process?
Taking their place alongside Mr Ellis are architect, David Mackay; Professor Andy McMillan, former head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture; David Harding, former head of the Department of Sculpture/Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, and the leader of the city council, Gordon Matheson.
All experts in their fields, and based on my acquaintance with two of them, all lovely people, I’m sure.
But how can it be that, in 2012, the decisions about one of the most important public spaces in Glasgow - to be used and enjoyed by citizens of BOTH genders - can only be taken by a person in possession of a penis?
That's the only conclusion I can draw - it can't be because women lack another vital organ - a brain.
Funny actually, that, over the years, there have been moans about the preponderance of memorials to dead white men in the Square - the only exception to the blokes on blocks being Queen Victoria.
Just one female statue seemed like a 19th century anachronism. Now it appears revolutionary compared to the 21st century burghers, who obviously prefer their women of the icy marble variety, rather than alive, opinionated, and sitting next to them.
While they're sanctioning the re-design, perhaps the panel could approve an addition to the city's coat of arms - The Woman That Never Spoke.
That description could never apply to my must-see performer this weekend - one who is a surprising new addition to the Scottish comedy scene - Rosie Kane.
Yes, that Rosie Kane. I was lucky enough to see the former MSP do her one-woman show at Glasgow's Tron Theatre in May.
Now she’s talking it on the road, and her first gig is on Friday October 19 at The Waterside Inn in Barrhead.
Rosie is a natural on-stage, and her hilarious and moving stories about her accident-prone life (she really was dropped on her head as a baby) earned her a standing ovation at the Tron.
True to form, after an accident when she was running for a bus the other week, Rosie will have an extra prop with her tomorrow night - a pair of crutches.
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