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Caitlin Moran - mentalist feminist icons

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Monkeytrews Sun 04-Oct-09 17:42:11

I enjoyed this. I think she has a point too. If I am honest, the women who had most inflence on me when growing up as Sue Ellen Ewing! grin

edam Sun 04-Oct-09 17:43:41

And did you grow up to acquire an alcohol addiction and marry a Texan oil baron who despite his millions still lives with his Mommy?

Monkeytrews Sun 04-Oct-09 18:23:58

never got the attraction to JR

LeninsGhost Mon 05-Oct-09 19:36:21

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peggotty Mon 05-Oct-09 19:49:03

I had a little cut out picture of Toyah that I kept in my bedside drawer when I was about 8!!
Funnily enough I remember reading an interview Caitlin Moran did with Courtney Love in, I think, Melody Maker, many years ago. CM must have only been in her teens at the time, and it was obvious she idolised her!

MrsGhoulofGhostbourne Mon 05-Oct-09 19:57:04

Caitlin Moran is getlosing her edge. She used to be my hero - would get the Times delvered to my bed by DH with a cup of tea every Monday just to read her column grin, but hse has defi itely gone down hill recently. Today's article on bacon was unreadable. sad

LeninsGhost Mon 05-Oct-09 19:57:12

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Slubberdegullion Mon 05-Oct-09 20:20:59

<lowers the tone>

For several years the woman who I most wanted to be in the whole world ever was Princess from Battle of the Planets.

Sometimes in quiet private moments I still like to imagine that one day I will be her.

Monkeytrews Tue 06-Oct-09 12:15:30

Oh, you just sparked a memory for me Slubber.

I liked Electra in the comics. She could kill someone just by pointing at them. Terrible but beautiful grin

Monkeytrews Tue 06-Oct-09 12:17:06

on the same theme, whoever wanted to be Thelma from Scooby Do or Lacey from Cagney and Lacey - as kids not now!

LeninGhoul Tue 06-Oct-09 14:22:29

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Monkeytrousers Wed 07-Oct-09 09:31:28

She was a wino too. A pattern is forming!

PuppyMonkey Wed 07-Oct-09 09:36:14

My feminist icon was always the character played by Julia Sawahla (sp) from Press Gang, the school newspaper editor. She kicked ass!

Monkeytrousers Wed 07-Oct-09 09:39:10

Do you think Lassie counts?

Monkeytrousers Wed 07-Oct-09 09:39:37

Oh, Jamie Sommers!

Boco Wed 07-Oct-09 09:41:44

I wanted to be Lacey. And I wanted Cagney to be my mum.

PuppyMonkey Wed 07-Oct-09 09:43:11

Lynda Day... from Press Gang... that's her!

Snowtiger Wed 07-Oct-09 09:45:58

PuppyMonkey you and me both! Lynda, Julia Sawalha's character in Press Gang was exactly who I wanted to be, and on occasion still do. And she got to snog Dexter Fletcher.
On a bonkers day, Tori Amos, Kate Bush or PJ Harvey are also up there in the Snowtiger pantheon of wonderfully bonkers (but bossy, creative and opinionated) women!

SkaterGrrrrl Thu 08-Oct-09 15:03:13

My little sister was lucky enough to have Buffy and Xena on tv when she was a kid!

If I had to pick one now I'd say... the cool lesbian cop on The Wire, she kicks ass.

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