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To think that Lady Thatcher was a great feminist icon

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kitty1976 Mon 08-Apr-13 14:07:26

Sure some people don't like her but she was a great example of what can be achieved with determination in the very male dominated world of politics.

HairyGrotter Mon 08-Apr-13 14:29:36



VinegarTits Mon 08-Apr-13 14:31:09

Was she shite!

CloudsAndTrees Mon 08-Apr-13 14:31:47

I don't think she a feminist icon, but then I think a lot of feminism is bollocks, and I have a lot of respect for what Maggie Thatcher achieved.

attheendoftheday Mon 08-Apr-13 14:31:53

YABU! She herself distanced herself from feminists. She was a fully signed up member of the oppressive patriarchy, she used her power to make things harder for women.

Being a woman does not make her a feminist any more than being a man stops you from being one.

rowtunda Mon 08-Apr-13 14:32:56

No she bloody wasn't - she did squat all for womens rights

Fargo86 Mon 08-Apr-13 14:35:55

She didn't give a fuck what people thought of her. That is what made her great.

KansasCityOctopus Mon 08-Apr-13 14:36:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AmberLeaf Mon 08-Apr-13 14:36:20

YABVU and clearly don't know much about her if you think that.

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 08-Apr-13 14:36:31

No. She wasn't a feminist. She was anti-women.

quoteunquote Mon 08-Apr-13 14:36:58


Baroozer Mon 08-Apr-13 14:38:39


And I bet Thatcher would have said YABU too.

LineRunner Mon 08-Apr-13 14:39:33

At least she had beliefs which could not be said of other politicians

OP That has to be one of the daftest thiungs I've ever read on MN. And I've read some shite on here over the years.

GetLippie Mon 08-Apr-13 14:42:12

As somebody else has already quoted (but it bears repeating): "The feminists hate me, don't they? And I don't blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison."

She is NOT a feminist icon. Just because she was female doesn't make her a feminist.

givemeaclue Mon 08-Apr-13 14:44:49

Yabu she did nothing for womens causes or feminism

She is not having a state funeral anyway so what is point of petition?

givemeaclue Mon 08-Apr-13 14:46:03

Thatch will be turning in her coffin at the idea she was a feminist

KansasCityOctopus Mon 08-Apr-13 14:46:12

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givemeaclue Mon 08-Apr-13 14:48:27

And yes, people do dislike Blair "as much" after the war. Its not a competition as to was worse. To describe thatch as a feminist icon is hilarious!

DreamingofSummer Mon 08-Apr-13 14:48:32

The best comment I ever heard about her was...

"She betrayed her sex on behalf of her class"

perfect nine words

SuffolkNWhat Mon 08-Apr-13 14:48:35

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givemeaclue Mon 08-Apr-13 14:51:27

Op , do you stand corrected?

IronOrchid Mon 08-Apr-13 14:54:54

Um, no. Really. No.

DeadWomanWalking Mon 08-Apr-13 14:55:57

Feminist icon! Are you having a laugh? hmm She was about as much as feminist as fucking Hitler was! FFS!

Fargo86 Mon 08-Apr-13 14:57:08

You don't have to be a feminist to be a feminist icon.

ComposHat Mon 08-Apr-13 15:05:08

You don't have to be a feminist to be a feminist icon

true, but it does help if you don't hold womankind in utter contempt.

IronOrchid Mon 08-Apr-13 15:05:24

But putting down a group that stands for womens rights is decidedly anti-feminist. I say that disqualifies any 'feminist icon' status.

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