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Old 21-02-2013, 03:50
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Actually - Seanna Sharpe on Williamsbrig Bridge - hope I've spelt that right - the most amazing thing I've ever seen !
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Old 21-02-2013, 10:50
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Please don't hate me.
Holly willoby
And Hilary deval
I don't hate you at all but...no. Just no.
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Old 21-02-2013, 14:56
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Great choice.

Madonna also.
Cyndi Lauper
Jodie Foster
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Old 21-02-2013, 15:03
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I don't agree with Britney being a strong woman at all. The poor thing's a mess.

I'd say Tina Turner too and Julianne Moore, also Hilary Swank. Diane Lane.

I would've said Whitney too at one point but it sadly turned out she was anything but strong. She was very talented though.
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Old 21-02-2013, 15:19
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Good luck finding many in music.

Billie Holiday
Nina Simone
Aretha Franklin
Dolly Parton
Kate Bush
Tracy Chapman
Stevie Nicks
Debbie Harry
Madonna
Christina Aquiler
Anita Baker
Janet Jackson
Pink
Kelly Clarkson
Adele
Alison Moyet
Annie Lennox
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Old 21-02-2013, 15:25
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Other Strong women with talent:

Martina Navratilova
Hillary Clinton
Michelle Obama
Tina Fey
Kate Adie
Jayne Torvill (still fit, still a brilliant skater.)
Clare Balding
Karren Brady
Margaret Mountford
JK Rowling
Kathy Burke
Ruby Wax
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Old 21-02-2013, 18:46
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I don't agree with Britney being a strong woman at all. The poor thing's a mess.
I agree. Even her most ardent fans must be able to see that she doesn't fit with the rest of this thread.

She was a music industry puppet who is now a shell of her former self. It's actually sad to see her now.
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Old 21-02-2013, 18:55
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Other Strong women with talent:

Martina Navratilova
Hillary Clinton
Michelle Obama
Tina Fey
Kate Adie
Jayne Torvill (still fit, still a brilliant skater.)
Clare Balding
Karren Brady
Margaret Mountford
JK Rowling
Kathy Burke
Ruby Wax
I love this list.

Will add (randomly)
* Mary Robinson (ex Pres of Ireland)
* Jennifer Saunders
to it, just in case they're not already on here somewhere.
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:23
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Madonna
PJ Harvey
Patti Smith
Tori Amos
Stevie Nicks
Debbie Harry

There are loads but they are my favourites.
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:42
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Oh just thought of Jennifer Hudson. After what she has been through recently!
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:54
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Charlize Theron
Bessie Smith
Billie Holiday
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:26
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Alice Walker
Toni Morrison
Margaret Atwood
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:47
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Jennifer Hudson
Frida Lynstad (Has survived being the hated daughter of a Nazi, teenage pregnancies, divorce, widowhood and the lose of her daughter..Still strong and still friends with Benny.)
Agnetha - ( Staying with the band after divorce, when Bjorn moved in with someone else. Never caused friction or sold him out to press.)
Lily Allen
Charlotte Church
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:18
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Can't believe nobody's mentioned Oprah yet.
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:42
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I don't hate you at all but...no. Just no.
Why not?
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:52
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Holly willoby
And Hilary deval
Nothing wrong with liking Holly Willoughby but as a woman, you probably shouldn't.
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:37
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Michelle Obama
Beyonce
Mariah Carey
Adele
Emeli Sande
Madonna
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Old 23-02-2013, 16:23
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Holly Willoughby as a strong woman? She's perfectly pleasant and attractive - but she is a mere conduit for Schofield - a Stepford wife if you like.

She is good at reading an autocue, smiling and rapport with guests - but she's hardly groundbreaking or strong or talented. If she were to retire tomorrow, there would be plenty of others who could replace her. She's almost an automaton. Nothing wrong with that; she fills a void, but that's about it.
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Old 23-02-2013, 18:04
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Holly Willoughby as a strong woman? She's perfectly pleasant and attractive - but she is a mere conduit for Schofield - a Stepford wife if you like.

She is good at reading an autocue, smiling and rapport with guests - but she's hardly groundbreaking or strong or talented. If she were to retire tomorrow, there would be plenty of others who could replace her. She's almost an automaton. Nothing wrong with that; she fills a void, but that's about it.
I'm the OP and I must say that Holly Wlloughby is a million miles away from my perception of a strong woman with talent.

Role models such as the superb Mary Portas, Alex Pollitzi and Harriet Harman have achieved everything without being traditional dolly birds and I'm in full agreement with the poster I've quoted.
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Old 24-02-2013, 12:03
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JK Rowling...legend
Julie Walters one of the most talented comedians ever who even though she dosent come across as strong, she must be with what shes had to deal with in her life
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Old 24-02-2013, 15:21
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I don't agree with Britney being a strong woman at all. The poor thing's a mess.

I'd say Tina Turner too and Julianne Moore, also Hilary Swank. Diane Lane.

I would've said Whitney too at one point but it sadly turned out she was anything but strong. She was very talented though.
She's coped with a considerable amount considering she was a child star and is probably ill. She hasn't looked like she's wanted to be there the past few years and yet she's still trucking on.

I say her inclusion is warranted.
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Old 24-02-2013, 15:23
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Holly Willoughby as a strong woman? She's perfectly pleasant and attractive - but she is a mere conduit for Schofield - a Stepford wife if you like.

She is good at reading an autocue, smiling and rapport with guests - but she's hardly groundbreaking or strong or talented. If she were to retire tomorrow, there would be plenty of others who could replace her. She's almost an automaton. Nothing wrong with that; she fills a void, but that's about it.
Not everyone could be a TV presenter, you might say the same for Schofield. He's equally replaceable.
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Old 24-02-2013, 16:32
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Jennifer Hudson
Frida Lynstad (Has survived being the hated daughter of a Nazi, teenage pregnancies, divorce, widowhood and the lose of her daughter..Still strong and still friends with Benny.)
Agnetha - ( Staying with the band after divorce, when Bjorn moved in with someone else. Never caused friction or sold him out to press.)
Lily Allen
Charlotte Church
We might never have got songs such as The Winner Takes It All, so thank goodness for that!
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Old 24-02-2013, 16:35
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Not everyone could be a TV presenter, you might say the same for Schofield. He's equally replaceable.


I would say absolutely the same about Schofield. In fact, I cannot bear him.

Indeed, TV presenting is not for everyone. But that fact alone does not make her a strong woman. It just means she fulfils a certain role that she is paid to fulfil.
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Old 24-02-2013, 16:54
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Jade Jones, olympic gold medallist in tae kwon do.
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