The BBC have published a list of noteable news-worthy women from 2011. As you scroll through this list you might notice that the majority of them are brides, victims or -- well -- pandas. And of these women, I only actually remember reading news stories about three of them (One was the panda!). But as we all know, there have been loads of women doing awesome things in the news this year. I've compiled a list, but please add your own!
(Disclaimer: Describing these women as news-worthy does not mean that I agree with them. I'm looking at you, Nadine Dorries.)
Sian Massey – Referee Official subjected to sexist criticism by (male) Sky Sports commentators
Hillary Clinton – Speaks out against ‘internet repression’
Wajeha Huwaider – Makes protest video to campaign to legalise women driving in Saudi Arabia
Atifete Jahjaga – Elected first female president of Kosovo
Angela Merkel – Phases out use of Nuclear Power in Germany
Christine Lagarde – Named IMF chief
Louise Mensch - Participates (understatement) in the phone-hacking Inquiry
Aung San Suu Kyi – Ongoing establishment of democracy in Burma
Nadine Dorries – Attempts to reform Abortion Legislation
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee & Tawakkol Karman -- Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
Dilma Rousseff – Becomes Brazil’s first female leader
Adele – Named biggest selling artist of 2011
Caroline Lucas – Couldn’t fit her in anywhere else, but holds the title of having the most questions answered by PM in the Commons!