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There Are More Women Than Men On The 2014 New Year's Honours List

For the first time in history, the prestigious list includes more women than men. Bow down, bitches.

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For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, it has recognised more women than men on its New Year's Honours List.

There are 611 women on the list, making up 51%. Previously, the highest proportion of women on the list was 47%.

Iconic actor Angela Lansbury will be made a Dame.

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Lansbury told the BBC of the honour: "I'm joining a marvellous group of women I greatly admire like Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. It's a lovely thing to be given that nod of approval by your own country and I really cherish it."

As will actor Penelope Keith.

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Keith has said: "It's a recognition for not only my 54 years being an actress but also for all the charities with which I'm associated and I think they'll be thrilled."

Karren Brady, described on her Wikipedia profile as an "English sporting executive, politician, television broadcaster, newspaper columnist, author and novelist" can now add CBE to her credentials.


Julie Bailey, the campaigner who created the group "Cure the NHS" after witnessing her mother's treatment at Stafford Hospital, will become a CBE.

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Helene Donnelly, a nurse at Stafford Hospital that became a whistleblower, will be given an OBE.