Friday, 2 June 2017

Rosie Webster - Corrie's new feminist icon?

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

I write this blog post with my hard hat firmly in place for all the flak that will come my way. I've only just recovered from the comments posted to my blog post asking Is Michelle  the new Elsie Tanner? 

I'm going to ask if Rosie Webster could be the new feminist icon of Coronation Street?

Now, hold on a minute. Before you start huffing at your computer / tablet / fluffy-pink diamante-encrusted phone / let's just weigh up the evidence.

Yes, she's vaccuous, not that bright and has her head filled with frilly kittens.


... she also carved out a career for herself which is more, much more, than many Corrie women do. Okay, she was modelling in her pants, but she was earning her own money and paying her own way.

And that's not all. Rosie even dared to - gulp - leave Weatherfield to live in that London of all places. And - heaven fobid - she even went foreign and lived overseas.

Rosie is her own woman. She's not beholden to any fella (at the minute) and hasn't fallen for the charms of Adam Barlow, despite his best efforts. She took what she wanted from him with a night of rumpy-pumpy and then left him wanting more.

With her sister Sophie, she's not scared of getting her manicured nails dirty and the two of them are proving that sisters really are doing it for themselves (even if the window-cleaning round is owned by Tim!).  You can find out more about Weatherfield Window Cleaners here.

So let's hear it for Rosie Webster. May her pretty little head continue to pout, rule and  conquer the comedy on Coronation Street.  And let's hear it for Helen Flanagan too, for bringing such a character to life.

Our blogger Stevie Dawson interviewed Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie Webster. You can read his interview here. 

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