Linda Smith, comedian, dies aged 48

I am sure most people have heard already that Linda Smith died on Wednesday after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer. Tributes here and here.

Its a sad loss of a great comic mind who maintained her political activism to the end.

One point of annoyance though, why do those paying tribute to her feel the need to say she held her own against the “boys” or “men”? Surely we’ve moved beyond aspiring to be “just like the boys” by now?