|With Top Girls Caryl Churchill presented us with a female global humanity. |
Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian
irls growing up in the 1980s were not given heroes. We were to be the new generation but lacked what men have in abundance, the rich mythology of the past. It felt as if there were no baseline to being female, no background. We learned about the women's suffrage movement at school and that we owed them everything, but being able to vote was old news, and so basic as to be pretty unimpressive.