Where the hell are these women now? Jane had brains and a body. Not some stick figure figure, either. She had hips and breasts and a teeny waist (helped, I'm sure, by a good foundation garment). Quick wits and a hot bod, she's my new heroine. These days we're all supposed to be thin as rails with big boobs and a flat tummy without the aid of a girdle. Thank god for Jennifer Lopez's ass. Of course we can't all have a personal trainer to work out with 2+ hours a day. We have things like jobs and budgets the preclude that sort of thing.
There's been talk about the affect Michelle Obama will have on feminism. Michelle is fabulous: brilliant, gorgeous, and utterly devoted to her family. An article on slate says that she embodies the ideas of feminism so well that she surpasses them. She's another heroine of mine. Jane should have had an effect on feminism too. She showed that a woman could be beautiful and smarter than everyone else in the room.