The Independent on Sunday published it’s Pink Power list at the weekend. Of the 101 nominated people for being successes “key to British life” only 16 are women (and the highest placed is at number 18) and only one of those is not white. Of the women who made it into the list their placings were as follows:
So to be female, bi or lesbian and seen as a success, best limit yourself to traditionally “feminine” occupations like acting, writing or being an artist. In contrast in the top ten of men listed there are writers, musicians, actors, business entrepreneurs, politicians, political advisors, designers and so on. Of course this might have something to do with the fact that only 5 of the 12 judges were women too (Susie Feay, Beth Dadswell, Frances Elliot, Marie Woolf and Katie Guest).