Feminists Furious After Bridget Jones Listed on BBC Female Power List

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | 7:17 pm, December 15, 2016
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The BBC listed Bridget Jones on its 2016 Woman’s Hour Power List — a controversial decision that’s received big backlash on Twitter.

“Ok, so she’s not a real person,” BBC wrote. “But when unlikely fictional role model Bridget Jones first appeared in the 90s she had a huge impact ‘on how women felt about themselves and how women saw themselves,’ according to our judges.”

But critics of the choice say there are enough real-life female heroines, so resorting to a fictional character is a bit insulting. Others said Helen Fielding — the author of the Bridget Jones books — merited the honor.

Several Brits were also peeved that Bridget Jones made the cut while Queen Elizabeth got snubbed.

The Left also erupted in fury over the choice of Margaret Thatcher.