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Influential Women

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Granny23 Tue 06-Mar-18 19:13:58

Last chance to vote in this Sky News poll:

Guess who I voted for?

mcem Tue 06-Mar-18 19:29:00

Thanks for that. A very interesting group!
Found the site a bit slow so patience needed.
I have cast my vote but was tempted to vote for several.

Jalima1108 Tue 06-Mar-18 19:30:53

It is probably Mary Berry, although she will probably not win!

I will have a think.

merlotgran Tue 06-Mar-18 19:42:59

Spice Girls? grin

Cherrytree59 Tue 06-Mar-18 21:39:08

Our Queen
I have only lived through one reign, that of Queen Elizabeth II
Although strictly speaking she is actually Queen Elizabeth 1 of Scotlandsmile

Granny23 Tue 06-Mar-18 21:43:04

Actually 'Elizabeth, Queen of Scots' is her correct title.

Scribbles Wed 07-Mar-18 10:23:25

Some interesting women there but I must have led a sheltered life because I'd never heard of at least 25% of them.

trisher Wed 07-Mar-18 10:31:08

Well I scrolled through looking for the woman who started writing about women's rights. Mary Wollstonecraft-but she wasn't there. Don't understand how any list can be complete without her. Her book A Vindication of the Rights of Women began it all.

Blinko Wed 07-Mar-18 12:22:31

If you take out all the actors, novelists and cooks, who's left?

Blinko Wed 07-Mar-18 12:22:49

Oh, and er models....

BBbevan Wed 07-Mar-18 12:30:00

Marie Stopes gets my vote. Didn't even consider the actresses. Much as I love Judy Dench she has not had a great deal of influence on the lives of women

gillybob Wed 07-Mar-18 12:48:09

I'm guessing the woman who was the first to use the "C" word in parliament ? hmm

wildswan16 Wed 07-Mar-18 12:57:25

I have no idea who I would vote for. There are several who I very much admire, all for very different reasons.

varian Wed 07-Mar-18 14:42:41

Shirley Williams. Is she even on that list?

Jalima1108 Wed 07-Mar-18 15:22:25

Is Nancy Astor on the list?
sorry, I didn't get right through it, perhaps someone else has

Granny23 Wed 07-Mar-18 16:06:44

Marie Stopes voted NO 12

Mary Berry @ 36

Nnacy Astor @ 39

mcem Wed 07-Mar-18 16:26:09

Surprising results so far?
I'd guess that granny23 did not vote for Mary Berry!
Looked for the final 5 today but not yet announced.

Blinko Wed 07-Mar-18 16:42:32

What has Princess Di done for women?? FGS!

trisher Thu 08-Mar-18 11:16:20

What about Germaine Greer? She did write the Female Eunuch or Barbara Castle.
I agree about Marie Stopes
But where are the female scientists? Oh silly me I suppose there aren't any. Models, Actors, Cooks and Writers- they're proper female occupations!

BBbevan Thu 08-Mar-18 11:43:20

What about Erin Pizzey. She set up the first refuges for women ?

mcem Thu 08-Mar-18 11:56:26

What about the Bletchley Park women, Rosalind Franklin( DNA) Ada Lovelace ( computing) Amy Johnson, Cressida Dick and Dany Cotton.
Then there are the politicians - Thatcher, Abbott, Mhairi Black and, with almost twice as many votes as the Queen, Nicola Sturgeon?
Not just models, actors, cooks and writers!
Check the list again.

Granny23 Thu 08-Mar-18 12:09:50

Why no announcements on the news about the final results? Is it because the promoters (Sky News) did not get the result they wanted?

Happy International Women's Day to all. Is anyone celebrating or demonstrating? My WFI Group had a meet-up last night which I missed as I had no DH sitter.

Blinko Thu 08-Mar-18 13:21:25

Not just models, actors, cooks and writers! No indeed. But too many of them are...

mcem Thu 08-Mar-18 16:21:22

blinko I agree with that but I was replying to trisher's specific comment that there weren't any scientists!

Granny23 Thu 08-Mar-18 18:20:16

There was a report on STV news tonight: