Strong Women from Scottish Fiction
Women you wish you could be friends with IRL
Throughout history, society has placed certain expectations on women. Women were (and, even now, typically are) expected to be docile, quiet, cheerful, sweet, maternal, supportive, and endlessly self-sacrificing. But throughout history, there have been plenty of women who refused to toe the patriarchal line. They lived life on their own terms, and blazed a trail for the young women who came after them.
Most of them aren't famous; they're women much like the heroines of these books. Schoolteachers who imparted strength to their students; women who established careers in a time when 'housewife' was considered the only appropriate role, artists, prisoners who would not be beaten down and so many more. We dare you not to stand up and cheer at the stories of these amazing women.