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Most influential woman of the 20th Century

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    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.

    Remember no politics and be cool.
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    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

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Good choice tbird.
  4. good choice!

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

    Mother Theresa

  5. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Yeah, I gotta give a -1 Thatcher... No, just no.
  6. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey

    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.
  7. Mysterion


    Jan 10, 2012
    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.
  8. Marie Curie.

    Influential Female Bass Player: Carole Kaye.
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Jaclyn Smith.
    You see there was this poster, and puberty...
    It was influential on me!!!! :)
  10. Influential like Tokyo Rose.
  11. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    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.
  12. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Oooh, good one!
  13. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    I heard that. She was my thang too.
  14. Oprah. Hands down. No one else has influence more women
  15. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass SUSPENDED

    Apr 10, 2009
    Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt
  16. although, to SOME of us, she is popular as well as influential....:D

  17. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    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.
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    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.
  19. 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.