Susan Smith—Women Won't Wheesht

Nicola Sturgeon's political career ended, as political careers are apt to do, in ignominy and failure. The primary cause of her downfall as First Minister of Scotland was her failure to answer the question "What is a woman?".

Today's guest, Susan Smith of For Women Scotland, together with many like-minded women in a campaign called Women Won't Wheesht, is a huge part of the reason why Ms Sturgeon had to go.

At a time when women could not speak about or question the trans ideology that was increasingly and rapidly impressing itself into female society and female spaces, Susan and other like-minded women formed For Women Scotland to support one another. Together, they asked the questions that were concerning them about trans ideology and the issues that this doctrine ignored: the wishes, feelings and safety of women.

To question trans ideology was, they found, to be called a bigot; the worst of the worst. Beliefs that were near-universally accepted a decade ago were now branded wrong and wicked. But what was lacking from the trans argument was reason, argument, intellect and a willingness to debate. Seeing this, Susan and many other women decided they must resist.

The campaign was named Women Won't Wheeshtmeaning "Women won't be silent". Silence was demanded, coercion was being used, and this gentle refusal to agree to be silent was a rallying call to women across Scotland. This phrase and hashtag appeared on websites, forums, lampposts and elsewhere. It was chanted outside Parliament; it was a unifying and energising message.

Women for Scotland came together with other groups—Christians, libertarians, Scottish Family Party members, campaigners against the sexualisation of children by the education system; they all united to defend the rights of women and to protect children.

The campaign realised that it was fighting groups and ideologies that had a lust for power, that cared nothing for women or for individuals who have suffered harm. Its adherents have faced down threatening and violent conduct, and they have continued despite the intimidation.

Building through the Kellie-Jay Keen (Posie Parker) event at George Square in Glasgow, the pressure mounted on the advocates of extreme trans ideology, such as Nicola Sturgeon and her Scottish Government. And then there was the coup de grâceIsla Bryson, a convicted double rapist and fully intact biological male who had identified as a woman and had been placed in a Scottish women's prison.

Then the dam broke: Nicola Sturgeon resigned.

The fight, however, goes on: the fight against the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill and around other aspects of "equality" legislation. it is a fight to protect women, to insist on education rather than indoctrination, to have dialogue, to maintain a society that is capable of discussing instead of coercing.