The Most Influential Female Voices

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3. Jane Caro. ''Humour takes the power away from the powerful,'' Caro says and that’s exactly what she did when she responded to another of Alan Jones’s sexist outbursts by starting the hashtag that united Australian women this year #destroyingthejoint. Caro triggered a powerful new social movement but it’s by no means the only reason she makes the list. She was nominated for her unflinching support of women's rights and public education in Australia, her moderation in the face of moral panic and, not least of all, for saying ''vagina'' loudly and repeatedly on Q&A.

3. Jane Caro. ''Humour takes the power away from the powerful,'' Caro says and that’s exactly what she did when she responded to another of Alan Jones’s sexist outbursts by starting the hashtag that united Australian women this year #destroyingthejoint. Caro triggered a powerful new social movement but it’s by no means the only reason she makes the list. She was nominated for her unflinching support of women's rights and public education in Australia, her moderation in the face of moral panic and, not least of all, for saying ''vagina'' loudly and repeatedly on Q&A.

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