Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has criticised the BBC for selecting a panda as one of its women “faces of the year”.OK, I'll bite - the first two are true achievements for a woman, but what in God's name is Amy Winehouse's 'achievement'? Proving that female pop stars are just as capable of killing themselves through drink and drugs as their male counterparts?
She told the national Guardian: "Whilst we all love a good panda story, in a year when Christine Lagarde became head of the IMF, or Helle Thorning-Schmidt became prime minister of Denmark or even the sad death of Amy Winehouse, it's frustrating the BBC couldn't think of 12 human female faces who have made the news this year."
Because I think you'll find Janis Joplin beat her to it...Even in their leaving of it..?
"These lists aren't meant to be serious but coming so soon after the lack of women from their Sports Personality of the Year award it does seem as if the BBC hasn't noticed the wide and varied contribution women make to public life.”