I wanted to add something to the 'Feminism' thread, but found is has been closed - why? Anyway, Germaine Greer, feminist icon, has caused a minor stir in the British media by leaving Big Brother, a reality TV show, saying that the place was like a fascist prison. Another icon of feminism, Julie Burchill, has written that it "is rather offensive to those who have spent time in fascist prisons — or even people who have two brain cells to rub together — to compare a game show to a fascist prison... she genuinely has lost some of her marvellous marbles and, like an old lady lifting up her dress and revealing her genitalia to a weeping world, simply does not understand how loony she looks". http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7-1437178,00.html I'm not sure who is impressed by the likes of Greer (who's ivory tower theories bear little relation to reality) or Burchill (who people might listen to if they weren't afraid she'd verbally scratch their eyes out). Who are the new icons of feminism?