Most influential woman of the 20th Century

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  1. slobake

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    For me it would be Chrissie Hynde, but then I am a goofball, just ask Tituscrow. ;)

    My serious vote goes for Rosa Parks. Not a rich or powerful women but someone who stood up for what she thought was right. Or should I say sat down.
    She took a huge risk and inspired a generation to speak out and played a major role in causing a whole country to re-think segregation.

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  2. 96tbird

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    Margaret thatcher. She proved that women can play hard ball on the world stage boys club and broke down stereotypes. Her name may be forgotten on the street but I think a fundamental swing in attitude took place because of her being on the world stage.
  3. slobake

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    Good choice tbird.
  4. Lonesomedave

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    good choice!

    i am also a bit of an oddball, but i have to say

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  6. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I gotta give a -1 Thatcher... No, just no.
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    I don't think she's been forgotten. She kept merry old afloat during some difficult times.

    And as you pointed out she was able to break down stereotypes.
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    Perhaps Margaret Sanger? As an early advocate for safe and legal contraception, and for reproductive education, she posted a significant marker in women's path out of the kitchen, into the workplace and beyond.
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    Marie Curie.
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    Influential Female Bass Player: Carole Kaye.
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    Jaclyn Smith.
    You see there was this poster, and puberty...
    It was influential on me!!!! :)
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    Influential like Tokyo Rose.
  13. 96tbird

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    Look that's just because you don't agree with her actions. That had little to do with her influence. This discussion isn't about popularity.
  14. 96tbird

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    Oooh, good one!
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    I heard that. She was my thang too.
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    Oprah. Hands down. No one else has influence more women
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    Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt
  18. Lonesomedave

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    although, to SOME of us, she is popular as well as influential....:D

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    I was thinking this after reading another thread.

    Her eugenics was palatable enough to have a lasting influence more obvious proponents were unable to achieve.
  20. Munjibunga

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    I was going to risk it and say Oprah. I'd agree with your assessment, but she may not have the deep-seated social impact of many of the others previously mentioned. However, if you want to see more of the likes of Joel Osteen, she's your go-to person.
  21. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Can certainly agree that she was influential. Though certainly not a name forgotten on the street over here.

    She certainly seemed to be one of the drivers that made the UK more London-centric - damn anything north of the M25.

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