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JK Rowling contributes to new feminist book on struggle against SNP’s trans agenda

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Published Time: 16.05.2024 - 14:40:33 Modified Time: 16.05.2024 - 14:40:33

The Women Who Wouldn’t Wheesht says feminists helped trigger ‘the downfall of Nicola Sturgeon’ John Phillips/Getty Images Europe JK Rowling has contributed to a new book about feminists’ struggle against the SNP’s trans agenda and how they helped trigger Nicola Sturgeon’s “downfall”

The Women Who Wouldn’t Wheesht says feminists helped trigger ‘the downfall of Nicola Sturgeon’

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JK Rowling has contributed to a new book about feminists’ struggle against the SNP’s trans agenda and how they helped trigger Nicola Sturgeon’s “downfall”.

The Harry Potter author disclosed she had written an essay for the book titled The Women Who Wouldn’t Wheesht, which she explained “means ‘be quiet’ or ‘hush up’.”

Due to be published on May 30, the book’s synopsis states: “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 upunexpectedlycontributing to the downfall of Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first woman first minister.”

Ms Rowling’s chapter explains “why she used her global reach to stand up for women”, with the author regularly posting messages on the issue to her 14.2 million followers on X, formerly Twitter.

She has repeatedly argued that trans women are not women and should not have access to female safe spaces, such as changing rooms.

The author tweeted: “I’m very proud to have contributed an essay to this book, alongside many women I’m proud to call my friends.” It has been compiled by Lucy Hunter Blackburn, eminent policy analyst, and Susan Dalgety, a writer and journalist.

I'm very proud to have contributed an essay to this book, alongside many women I'm proud to call my friends.For non-Scots, 'wheesht' means 'be quiet' or 'hush up', but I suspect you could have worked that out from the context… https://t.co/EpcDW3CTmf

Other contributors include Ash Regan, who became the first SNP government minister to resign “on a question of principle” after she refused to back Ms Sturgeon’s controversial gender self-ID reforms.

Ms Regan, who has since defected to Alex Salmond’s Alba Party, quit in Oct 2022 as Community Safety Minister, saying her conscience would not allow her to support the plans.

The Gender Recognition Reform (GRR) Bill would have allowed Scots to change their legal gender by simply signing a statutory declaration, dropping the requirement for a formal medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

It was later vetoed by the UK Government over concerns it undermined women’s rights and safety.

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