Change the Chat: New feminist movement in Scotland sets out to take on sexist and misogynistic rules across society

A new feminist movement has set its sights on misogyny in Scotland.

Change the Chat has been founded by Ruth McElroy and Emma Walker who until recently worked in politics.

They are setting out to challenge rules and systems that founded in misogyny and sexism.

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Emma Walker, Director explained: “Change The Chat has been over a year in the making, but it feels like it could have been borne out of the events of the last fortnight.

"Women are being abused, intimidated and killed every day in their own homes, on their streets and in their workplaces.

"When women do call it out they are gaslit, silenced or appeased with the tired “mistakes have been made, lessons will be learnt” rhetoric.

"And on it goes.

"We are a growing movement of women who aren’t going to rest until we see real change. There’s room for all women so please join us.”

Fellow Director Ruth McElroy added: “Emma and I have long been agitating for change and are so pleased to have found our niche to create it.

"Change starts with having the difficult or uncomfortable conversations to share experiences and ideas in a safe space.

"Our dream is to facilitate these conversations and empower our community to go out into the world and make those changes happen.”

Change The Chat is the flagship project from Provoke, a wider organisation seeking social change across a range of issues.

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They are hoping to bring women from all communities and backgrounds together to share experiences and call out sexism in all its forms.

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