Women are doing quite well at the top of politics in the UK at the moment: a female Prime Minister, Female First Minister in Scotland, female leaders of the Conservatives, Scottish Conservatives, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party, Scottish Labour (the rest of the Labour party and its members seem insistent on only having straight white men in leadership positions, sadly - Sadiq Khan being perhaps the notable exception). Even UKIP have had an elected female leader, albeit only for 18 days. In Angela Merkel we have a female leader of the free world. But despite this, Thatcher is seemingly still held up as the benchmark against which all others are judged.
Let’s use this thread to praise modern influential women across any industry you like: politics, art, science, sport, business etc.
I’ll start with Cosey Fanni Tutti of COUM Transmission/Throbbing Gristle. A towering artistic presence. Her autobiography will be fascinating when it’s released next year.