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12:11 pm - Rock the Hell On: Role Models for International Women's Day
On this International Women's Day, I want to cheer for a very few of my favorite fictional heroines of books, plays, films, and television series, just because I can. So without further ado, I say ROCK THE HELL ON to

Beatrice of Much Ado About Nothing
Hermione of The Winter's Tale
Volumnia (scary as she is) of Coriolanus
Shakespeare's Cleopatra
the Duchess of Malfi
Hellena of The Rover
Millamant
Elinor Dashwood
Elizabeth Bennet
Emma Woodhouse
Anne Elliot
Jane Eyre
all the March sisters of Little Women
Valancy Stirling
Harriet Vane
Tuppence Beresford
Amanda Fitton
Nora Charles
Tracy Lord
Hildy Johnson of His Girl Friday
Gilda of Design for Living (the film version)
Paula of Random Harvest
Margo Channing
Lisa of Rear Window
Eowyn
Jill Pole
Cordelia Vorkosigan
Ista of Paladin of Souls
Door
Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood
Thomasina and Hannah of Arcadia
Amanda of Private Lives
Laura Petrie
Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, bless their failboat hearts, and Saffy too
Mrs Peel
Alex Drake
Buffy, Willow, Anya, Tara, Dawn
Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Amy Pond, River Song, Clara Oswald
Abbie and Jenny Mills
M (as played by Judi Dench)
Eve Moneypenny
Marion Ravenwood Williams Jones
Peggy Carter

ADDED by mamculuna:
Arya, Daenerys, and Brienne (GoT)
Crazy Eyes and LaVerne (Orange...)
Chummy, Jenny, Trixie, and Sister Evangelina (Call the Midwife)
V I Warshawski
Lisa (Simpsons)
Kaylee, Inara, and Zoe
ADDED by stateless82
Malta Vestrit-(Robin Hobb's Liveship trilogy)
Lilith Sternin & Bebe Glazer
Mia Havero- (Alexei Panshin's Rite of Passage)
Anna Pigeon
Kate Shugak
Flora Segunda
Ziva David
Isabel Spellman
Sophy Stanton-Lacy (The Grand Sophy)
George, Reggie & Joy Lass, Daisy Adair &Delores Herbig (Dead Like Me)
Sarah Connors
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Lion in Winter)
Marie ("Slim") Browning (To Have & Have Not-movie)
Natasha Romanoff
Winifred Burkle
River Tam
Ellen Fanshaw & Anna Conroy (Slings & Arrows)
ADDED by gwynnega
Anna Devane
Tracy Quartermaine
Delia Ryan Coleridge
ADDED by mobile_alh
Mary Russell

To whom do you want to say Rock the Hell On today?

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From:paratti
Date:March 8th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Great selection:)
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From:laurawise
Date:March 8th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, pal! I forgot Lilah and Cordelia, but they are there in my amended mental list. :)

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From:laurawise
Date:March 8th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
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And Rock the Hell On to YOU, L!

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From:mamculuna
Date:March 8th, 2015 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Now those are some kick-ass women!

Rock the Hell on:

Arya, Daenerys, and Brienne (GoT)
Crazy Eyes and LaVerne (Orange...)
Chummy, Jenny, Trixie, and Sister Evangelina (Call the Midwife)
V I Warshawski
Lisa (Simpsons)
Kaylee, Inara, and Zoe
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From:laurawise
Date:March 8th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for more kick-ass women! Hurrah! :)

Cheers and good things for your Sunday.
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From:stateless82
Date:March 8th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
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I will add & try not to duplicate:

Malta Vestrit-(Robin Hobb's Liveship trilogy)
Lilith Sternin & Bebe Glazer
Mia Havero- (Alexei Panshin's Rite of Passage)
Anna Pigeon
Kate Shugak
Flora Segunda
Ziva David
Isabel Spellman
Sophy Stanton-Lacy (The Grand Sophy)
George, Reggie & Joy Lass, Daisy Adair &Delores Herbig (Dead Like Me)
Sarah Connors
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Lion in Winter)
Marie ("Slim") Browning (To Have & Have Not-movie)
Natasha Romanoff
Winifred Burkle
River Tam
Ellen Fanshaw & Anna Conroy (Slings & Arrows)

Edited at 2015-03-08 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:March 8th, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Lilith and Bebe!!!! I heart them.

And also Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fred, Natasha, Slim, etc. :)

What great additions!

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From:stateless82
Date:March 8th, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
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'Frasier' did such a wonderful job with all their female characters, especially Roz & Daphne, but I love the ones with Lilith and with Bebe. It's hard to believe they were only in about a dozen episodes each.
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From:gwynnega
Date:March 8th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
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An excellent list! I will add: Anna Devane, Tracy Quartermaine. and Delia Ryan Coleridge (who made an appearance on GH this week). :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:March 8th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I must then add Lucy Coe, Lila Quartermaine, Julia Wainwright (who is, I fear, still cooler than Alexis, although NLG is great in both roles), and Eden Capwell Castillo. :)

Hugs!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:March 9th, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for Pole! I must reread The Silver Chair soonest...

I'll add Mary Russell too, please....
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From:laurawise
Date:March 9th, 2015 10:32 am (UTC)
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Mary Russell is a fine addition! :)

Cheers and hugs, ALH.

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