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Our Women Of The Year


by Jeanne Sutton
31st Dec 2013

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No longer needing a surname, Nigella and Team Cupcake had the kind of year that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, and the former carried herself with utter poise and grace throughout. During the summer the world watched intently as her marriage fell apart after a paparazzi snapped her then-husband, Charles Saatchi, choking her in public. And we were made unnecessairily privy to the details of her personal battles with drug use during news coverage of a fraud trial involving her former employees. Even the UK Prime Minister weighed in to say he was Team Nigella.

Maia Dunphy

This year saw Maia Dunphy front a series of documentaries exploring the notions of Irish womanhood, such as fertility, anxiety and our relationship with drinking. Dunphy took to our screens with total ease and empathy, marking herself as the next major female player in Irish broadcasting. She’s also a dab hand on Twitter. Follow her?here.

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in a year obsessed with Miley, Malala highlighted that women and girls across the world have more pressing problems.?Recipient of Tipperary International Peace Award and the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International, her ability to forgive the men who attacked her was a blinding lesson in how humanity ought to operate.

Angelina Jolie?

Her?personal essay?about her double mascectomy?in the New York Times set social media alight earlier this tear.

Angela Scanlon

A star rising is Angela and this year she continued her well-deserved ascent. As well as being constantly heralded as one to watch, she also honed her nascent broadcasting skills with Oi Ginger, an entertaining documentary about being a red-headed gael.

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The undisputed queen of modernism took over IMMA this Autumn after a Parisian whirl in the Centre Pompidou. Although she died in 1976, 2013 was her year. We were reminded why her name is hallowed in architectural circles. The retrospective of her work continues until January 19th. For more details see here.

Natascha McElhone

For?this article.?For calling out the infuriatingly daily instances of casual sexism women contend with. For hoping for better.

Dagmara Dominczyk

When Lena Dunham scripted an episode of Girls wherein her character had a weekend fling with a doctor played by the actor Patrick Wilson, little did she imagine that the below-the-line army would take to social media and deem her not attractive or slim enough for him. Wilson’s wife, the writer and actress Dagmara Dominczyk, decided to shut up the inane critics with our favourite tweet of the year: “funny, his wife is a size 10, muffin top & all, & he does her just fine.”

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Whose amazing TED talk??We should all be feminists??was sampled by Beyonce in her new album.

Jennifer Lawrence

Obvs. Wins Golden Globe. References?First Wives Club?in acceptance speech. Wins Oscar. Trips on way to collect said Oscar. Makes jokes. Is Katniss Everdeen. Tells the fat-shaming industry to stop preying on young women. Absolute heroine.

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