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Women for Independence Book Group

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Inverness

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We are a group of women who meet up to discuss our latest choice of book, some politics and current affairs and, anything else that takes our fancy. We try to meet once a month around the Inverness area and, we like to keep things relaxed and informal. We really enjoy welcoming new members so if this appeals to you then please turn up and give us a go! Our current choice of book is The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry and if this is your first time then just look for the book when you come along. You can read about the book from Penguin below.


'A breeze of a read, makes you see our male-manufactured world a little differently' Matt Haig

'GRAYSON PERRY FOR KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND. Imagine how BRILLIANT our country would look if he was' Caitlin Moran

Grayson Perry has been thinking about masculinity - what it is, how it operates, why little boys are thought to be made of slugs and snails - since he was a boy. Now, in this funny and necessary book, he turns round to look at men with a clear eye and ask, what sort of men would make the world a better place, for everyone?

What would happen if we rethought the old, macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different idea of what makes a man? Apart from giving up the coronary-inducing stress of always being 'right' and the vast new wardrobe options, the real benefit might be that a newly fitted masculinity will allow men to have better relationships - and that's happiness, right?

Grayson Perry admits he's not immune from the stereotypes himself - as the psychoanalysts say, 'if you spot it, you've got it' - and his thoughts on everything from power to physical appearance, from emotions to a brand new Manifesto for Men, are shot through with honesty, tenderness and the belief that, for everyone to benefit, upgrading masculinity has to be something men decide to do themselves. They have nothing to lose but their hang-ups.

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