Calling Bridget Jones one of the most influential women of the past 70 years is problematic
LONDON — Bridget Jones is the hapless, chain-smoking singleton who made granny pants sexy, and introduced “fuckwits” into our vernacular. Is she also one of the most powerful women of the past 70 years? Yes, according to BBC’s 2016 Power List which listed her as one of seven women who’ve had the biggest impact on British women’s lives.
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The inclusion of a fictional character — on a list of women who’ve shaped history and who have existed IRL — is problematic. While Bridget might be