The Women Who Wouldn't Wheesht (Hardback)
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The Women Who Wouldn't Wheesht (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 30/05/2024
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408720707
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A genuinely fantastic book - Hadley Freeman

A must-read - Sonia Sodha

A courageous book . . . of major, political and social significance - Morning Star

This is what feminism looks like - Critic

Probably the most important political work to come out of Scotland this century - Kevin McKenna

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“Great Read”

Very brave women who would not be silenced. I feel they will be proven to be on the right side of history.

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