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FEMINISM

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<b>TINA FEY </b><br><br>The thinking man's woman, tough girl feminist, the woman who ruined 'SNL' - like most female comedians, Fey has had her share of the best compliments and worst assumptions. But, as always, she has made a joke out of them or laughed them off. As Liz Lemon, the lead character in the hit TV show '30 Rock', Fey is a feminist, overworked, sarcastic and ambitious. <b><br><br>"If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?" </b><br><br>

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April 13, 2013


TINA FEY

The thinking man's woman, tough girl feminist, the woman who ruined 'SNL' - like most female comedians, Fey has had her share of the best compliments and worst assumptions. But, as always, she has made a joke out of them or laughed them off. As Liz Lemon, the lead character in the hit TV show '30 Rock', Fey is a feminist, overworked, sarcastic and ambitious.

"If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?"


<b>CAITLIN MORAN </b><br><br>Moran's book, 'How to be a Woman', has been sneered at by academic feminists as "Germaine Greer's 'The Female Eunuch' as written from a bar stool". Moran was one of the first to openly call women to be feminists, fun <br>and all rock'n'roll. As she famously said, "I come from pop culture, and I wanted it to be like rock'n' roll. I wanted someone to shout "I'm a feminist! It's really fun! Let's all go and be feminists in the pub!" And for all the criticism, she is bang in the centre of the fun-feminist debate. <b><br><br>"It's difficult to see the glass ceiling because it's made of glass. Virtually invisible. What we need is for more birds to fly above it and shit all over it, so we can see it properly. " </b><br><br>

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April 13, 2013


CAITLIN MORAN

Moran's book, 'How to be a Woman', has been sneered at by academic feminists as "Germaine Greer's 'The Female Eunuch' as written from a bar stool". Moran was one of the first to openly call women to be feminists, fun
and all rock'n'roll. As she famously said, "I come from pop culture, and I wanted it to be like rock'n' roll. I wanted someone to shout "I'm a feminist! It's really fun! Let's all go and be feminists in the pub!" And for all the criticism, she is bang in the centre of the fun-feminist debate.

"It's difficult to see the glass ceiling because it's made of glass. Virtually invisible. What we need is for more birds to fly above it and shit all over it, so we can see it properly. "


<b>AMY POEHLER </b><br><br>Best known for her time as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' (2001-2009 ), and later as the ultra-ambitious and eternally cheerful Leslie Knope, the central character in 'Parks and Recreation', Poehler has always been a voice for female empowerment. She also has another show (web series) called 'Smart Girls at the Party', which focusses on passionate, young girls who are changing the world single-handedly. <b><br><br>"When you're a stay-at-home mother you have to pretend it's really boring, but it's not. It's enriching and fulfilling, and an amazing experience. And then when you're a working mother you have to pretend that you feel guilty all day long. " </b><br><br>

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April 13, 2013


AMY POEHLER

Best known for her time as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' (2001-2009 ), and later as the ultra-ambitious and eternally cheerful Leslie Knope, the central character in 'Parks and Recreation', Poehler has always been a voice for female empowerment. She also has another show (web series) called 'Smart Girls at the Party', which focusses on passionate, young girls who are changing the world single-handedly.

"When you're a stay-at-home mother you have to pretend it's really boring, but it's not. It's enriching and fulfilling, and an amazing experience. And then when you're a working mother you have to pretend that you feel guilty all day long. "


<b>SHERYL SANDBERG </b><br><br>Few women get to where Sheryl Sandberg has gone - on the board of directors for Facebook, a VP at Google, chief of staff at the US department of treasury and on 'Time's' list of 100 most influential people in the world. She advocates that men do their equal share of house work and child care, that women need to keep their hands up at the table and not be afraid to be bossy. Sandberg has received her share of flak for her recent book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead", for being too elitist. She has also been called the "Pompom girl for feminism" by Maureen Dowd in the 'New York Times'. <b><br><br>"I want every little girl who someone says 'They're bossy' to be told instead, 'You have leadership skills' because I was told that and because every woman I know in a leadership position was told that. " </b><br><br>

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April 13, 2013


SHERYL SANDBERG

Few women get to where Sheryl Sandberg has gone - on the board of directors for Facebook, a VP at Google, chief of staff at the US department of treasury and on 'Time's' list of 100 most influential people in the world. She advocates that men do their equal share of house work and child care, that women need to keep their hands up at the table and not be afraid to be bossy. Sandberg has received her share of flak for her recent book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead", for being too elitist. She has also been called the "Pompom girl for feminism" by Maureen Dowd in the 'New York Times'.

"I want every little girl who someone says 'They're bossy' to be told instead, 'You have leadership skills' because I was told that and because every woman I know in a leadership position was told that. "


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