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9781408720707

The Women Who Wouldn't Wheesht

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  • ISBN13:

    9781408720707

  • ISBN10:

    1408720701

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2024-11-19
  • Publisher: Constable
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On the 25th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament, this book captures an important moment in contemporary history: how a grassroots women's movement, harking back to the suffragettes and second wave feminists of the 1970s and 1980s, took on the political establishment - and changed the course of history.

Through a collection of over thirty essays and photographs, some of the women involved tell the story of the five-year campaign to protect women's sex-based rights. Author J.K. Rowling explains why she used her global reach to stand up for women. Leading SNP MP Joanna Cherry writes of how she risked her political career for her beliefs. Survivors of male violence who MSPs refused to meet are given the voice they were denied at Holyrood. Ash Regan MSP recounts what it was like to become the first government minister to resign on a question of principle since the SNP came to power in 2007. Former prison governor Rhona Hotchkiss charts how changes in prison policy in Scotland led to the controversy over Isla Bryson.

It is the story of women who risked their job, reputation, even the bonds of family and friendship, to make their voices heard, and ended up - unexpectedly - contributing to the downfall of Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first woman first minister.

Above all, it is the story of the women who wouldn't wheesht.

Author Biography

Susan Dalgety is an experienced journalist, with weekly columns in the Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News, as well as a contributor to The Spectator, Daily Record, Daily Mail and the Critic. Author of The Spirit of Malawi (published by Luath Press in 2021). Trustee of two international development charities. Adviser to Lord Jack McConnell (a former First Minister of Scotland). Campaigner. 

Lucy Hunter Blackburn has been actively involved in researching and campaigning in Scotland on this issue since 2018, as part of MurrayBlackburnMackenzie, a high-impact three-woman team of policy analysts. During that time she has built up extensive contacts across the Scottish grassroots women's movement. She is used to writing for a wide variety of audiences and has been published and interviewed regularly in the national press and broadcast media, including The Times and The Spectator, the current affairs journal, Scottish Affairs, and on BBC.

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