Women of the Year

The Guardian today publishes its list of women of the year \x96

The top award goes to the McCartney sisters, but the honorably mentioned takes in a wide range of women from across the spectrum. Jane Shepherdson who helped make Top Shop a premier British brand to Saudi Arabian tv presenter Rania al-Baz, who "published pictures of her horrendously bruised and broken face after she was beaten, almost to death, by her husband", forcing the subject to the fore, through Mo Mowlam, Rosa Parks and Madonna.

Meanwhile, the Real Hot 100 continues apace with pages of nominations.

And a sharp reminder of why feminism is still as crucial as it ever was, as new data reveals that only 6% of India’s workforce are female. Via Feministing.