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Off the back of a thread that was posted last week about actions of 'pretty women', I got to thinking about the sort of messages modern famous women are giving to our daughters. In the other thread I listed a number of women who, as a child, I looked up to and admired - strong, powerful, intelligent, forthright women who stood up for what they believed in and generally fought adversity and social stigmas to achieve their goals.
Looking at today's media however, I'm struck by the lack of such women being portrayed to our children and instead see a mass of Barbie doll sycophants who would happily sell their grannies (because their own bodies are already on sale) to get one step up the 'celeb' ladder. I know strong women are out there but they seem to be completely overshadowed by negative female images.
So, who were your female heroes and who is there for the next generation of women? Doesn't just have to be sports women.