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#1 Mashinka

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Although I hate the term ‘female heroes’ every bit as much as ‘female actors’ I like the idea of listing ten ‘awesome’ women so much that I’m including my own top ten. I would be very interested to read the top tens of other Ballet Alerters.[/size][/font]

[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Here’s the original article:[/size][/font]

[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/22/hadley-freeman-awesome-women-katharine-hepburn-miss-piggy[/size][/font]

[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]And here’s my list[/size][/font]

[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Jane Austen[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Lilian Baylis[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Colette[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Marlene Dietrich[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Margot Fonteyn[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Emma Kirkby[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Emmeline Pankhurst[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Edith Piaf[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Misia Sert[/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman','serif][size=4]Mulala Yousafzai[/size][/font]

#2 sandik

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:10 AM

Nelly Bly (was listening to discussion about investigative journalism over weekend)

#3 abatt

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

Mother Teresa
Kathryn Bigelow
Victoria Soto (Teacher who died protecting her students in the Newtown massacre)
Malala Yousufzai - 13 year old Pakistani activist who was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out in favor of educating girls

Edit to add: Sonia Sotomayor

#4 MakarovaFan

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

I know this is a tad biased because she's my cousin three times removed, but my nomination goes to Edith Wharton.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

Thank you for starting the topic, Mashinka. Freeman seems to have a predilection for showbiz, not to mention Golden Girls. "Ten Awesome Women"? Did Bill and Ted think that up? (Seems like an odd business, anyway - would anyone publish a list of "Ten Awesome Men"?)

Eleanor Roosevelt, natch.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

Rosalind Franklin
Lise Meitner
Marie Curie

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

Hildegard of Bingen
Susan B. Anthony
Aung San Soo Kyi


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