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#34548 - 09/15/05 11:36 PM Re: Status names
betsytacy
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Mother Jones was certainly a rabble-rouser and a radical, although I'm not sure she qualifies as an anarchist.

Other 19th century women journalists: Fanny Fern, the first woman newspaper columnist in the US; Polly Pry, an early tabloid journalist; Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an antislavery advocate who started a newspaper for blacks in Canada; and Louisa Lawson, an early newspaperwoman in Australia.

Another suggestion would be heroines of children's fantasy books: Meg Murray (A Wrinkle in Time), Lucy Pevensie (the Narnia books), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Dorothy Gale or the more obscure Betsy Bobbin from the Oz books, Wendy Darling (Peter Pan), E. Nesbit's Anthea (does she have a last name?), and so on.

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#34549 - 09/16/05 05:15 AM Re: Status names
PrimulaMary
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Kivrin, I love the women journalists idea -- does it need to be restricted to 19th century journalists, though?

Other possibilities (both 19th and 20th century) include the marvellous Harriet Martineau, Fanny Wright, Marguerite Higgins, Sonia Tomara, Jessica Mitford, and Helen Pearl Adams.

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#34550 - 09/16/05 11:17 AM Re: Status names
Kivrin
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Oh, no. I think there are a lot of good possibilities for 20th century also.
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#34551 - 09/16/05 11:47 AM Re: Status names
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For 2oth-century women journalists, add Martha Gellhorn and Geraldine Brooks. If this idea is chosen, Deborah will have to make some tough choices!
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#34552 - 09/16/05 06:39 PM Re: Status names
Kivrin
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Yes, she will! In the meantime, I've thought of another. Again...I can't remember if we've done this one before and I don't feel like scrolling through the entire thread...but, how about women winners of the Nobel Peace Prize?
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#34553 - 09/17/05 06:38 AM Re: Status names
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Excellent suggestions, everyone! I went with women anarchists.
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#34554 - 04/03/06 04:47 PM Re: Status names
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Wow, it's been a while. Okay, we need new status names. Taking suggestions...
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#34555 - 04/03/06 05:41 PM Re: Status names
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How about girl sleuths? Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Donna Parker, one or both of the Dana Girls, Cherry Ames.
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#34556 - 04/03/06 09:28 PM Re: Status names
majael
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How about vampires?

  • Jody (from Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends)
  • Genevieve Dieudonne (from Kim Newman's Anno Dracula world)
  • Lucy Westenra (from Dracula)
  • Victory Nelson (from Tanya Huff's vampire mysteries)
  • Elisabeth Bathory (from real life)


ETA: I have more ideas. By the way, none of these quintets are in any particular order.

James Bond heroines (from the novels, not the movies):

  • Gala Brand
  • Vivienne Michel
  • Teresa di Vicenzo
  • Tatiana Romanova
  • Solitaire


Coolly competent swordswomen:
  • Adela de Otero (created by Arturo Perez-Reverte)
  • Gil Patterson (created by Barbara Hambly)
  • Chakaal (created by Sergio Aragones)
  • Brienne of Tarth (created by George R.R. Martin)
  • Eowyn (created by J.R.R. Tolkien)


I may have more to add later. Coming up with lists of five is fun.

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#34557 - 04/05/06 01:13 PM Re: Status names
betsytacy
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Here are a couple of ideas to keep the discussion going.

Pioneering dancers
- Katherine Dunham
- Isadora Duncan
- Maria Tallchief
- Martha Graham
- Twyla Tharp

Writers of horse stories (and I'm not sure why this popped into my head)
- Marguerite Henry (Misty of Chincoteague etc.)
- Anna Sewell (Black Beauty)
- Mary O'Hara (My Friend Flicka)
- Enid Bagnold (National Velvet)
- Jane Smiley (Horse Heaven)
I couldn't come up with a fifth well-known children's writer for this category so included Jane Smiley.

Teen writers of the 1950s and 1960s
- Betty Cavanna
- Anne Emery
- Rosamund du Jardin
- Lenora Mattingly Weber
- Beverly Cleary

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