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The Women Who Shaped Politics
The Women Who Shaped Politics: Empowering stories of women who have shifted the political landscape | Sophy Ridge
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Sophy Ridge, presenter for Sky News, has uncovered the extraordinary stories of the women who have shaped British politics. Never has the role of women in the political world ever been more on the news agenda, and Sophy has interviewed current and former politicians including among others, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Betty Boothroyd gain exclusive insight into the role women play in politics at the highest level. The book also includes Theresa May's first at-length interview about her journey to becoming Prime Minister. These interviews have revealed the shocking truth about the sexism that is rife among the House of Commons both in the past and today, with sometimes shocking, and sometimes amusing anecdotes revealing how women in Westminster have worked to counter the gender bias. Sophy provides gripping insight into historical and contemporary stories which will fascinate not just those interested in politics but those who want to know more about women's vital role in democracy. From royalty to writers and from class warriors to suffragettes, Sophy tells the story of those who put their lives on the line for equal rights, and those who were the first to set foot inside the chambers of power, bringing together stories that you may think you know, and stories that have recently been discovered to reveal the truth about what it is to be a woman in Westminster. This book is a celebration of the differing ways that women have shaped the political landscape. The book also, importantly, sheds light on the challenges faced by women in government today, telling us the ways that women working in politics battle the sexism that confront them on a daily basis.
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Examination of women in UK politics. Mainly a really good read. But the sexism they‘ve put up with .....shouting at book at various points. And why oh why do women have a go at each other for being women!! And bloody Margaret Thatcher - ‘women‘s lib did nothing for me‘!!!! How do you think you got there in the first place, ignorance at its worst. Rant over.

jhod 😂I agree with your rant! 5y
minkyb Excellent rant! 5y
batsy 🙌 5y
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#unity #fiercefeb
An apt book for today ✊

batsy Great pick ✊ Looks like a fascinating read. 5y
Cathythoughts 🎉🎉🎉 5y
Cinfhen 💪🏼💋 5y
Caroline2 Oh this sounds interesting, is it any good?? 5y
TrishB I‘m enjoying it so far. She‘s a good political journalist. I woke up this morning and my son had left it out for me with a note saying to be read today 😁 5y
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#womeninpolitics #spookyoctober
@Jess7
Stolen from my son's book shelf!

No_One Well read son! 😊 5y
Cinfhen Wow! Your whole family rocks 🙌🏻🤘🏽💕 5y
TrishB @No_One @Cinfhen he's a politics nerd! On the last year of his degree currently. 5y
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Cinfhen Well done, mom ❤️🙌🏻 5y
No_One @TrishB yes! Well done! 😊 5y
kspenmoll Nice!!!!❤️🎉 5y
OrangeMooseReads 👍🏼 5y
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#anothernotmybookhaul
My sons birthday today and this is his pile!

LeahBergen Wow! He's an impressive reader. Happy Birthday to him! 5y
DivineDiana Books make the best gifts! Happy Birthday to him! 5y
Balibee146 Happy Birthday MrB The Younger :-) Two in one week!! 5y
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books_from_my_shelves Happy Birthday to him! My son's birthday was yesterday. He got some books,too.😃 5y
Graciouswarriorprincess Happy birthday to your son! 5y
TrishB @Balibee146 I know! Very skint 😀 5y
TrishB @myreadingcorner it was my hubby's yesterday so a lot of new books in the house! 5y
TrishB @LeahBergen thank you 😀 it's when I know I've at least got something right! 5y
saresmoore Fabulous choices! 5y
Leftcoastzen Before the storm has been on my TBR for a long time along with 5y
Leniverse That's a serious birthday book haul! 5y
TrishB @Leftcoastzen he's got (and read) Nixonland. Loves politics - especially American. 5y
TrishB @Leniverse I am both jealous and proud! 5y
Leniverse I think you have cause to be both! (Or at least proud, I mean, he'll let you read the books, right?) 5y
TrishB @Leniverse he better 😂😂 5y
Izai.Amorim Very impressive pile. And happy birthday. He will make it to PM! 5y
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