timidviper · 08/04/2013 14:17
Absolutely not. She achieved what she did by virtue of the fact that she married a multi-millionaire and was able to afford to pay for things. She then claimed that other women should be able to do the same whilst destroying any support for those who weren't married to millionaires.
Spitting Image didn't show her as more of a man than the men in the cabinet for no reason
LRDtheFeministDragon · 08/04/2013 14:21
YABU. I agree with line.
I do feel uncomfortable with some of the vitriol directed at her, which sometimes is misogynistic. But that doesn't mean I have to admire her as a feminist, it just means that even bad people sometimes get targeted by misogynists just like good people.
ComposHat · 08/04/2013 14:22
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kitty1976 · 08/04/2013 14:23
As much as people don't like her, to speak of the Third Reich is frankly lazy and ridiculous. She proved what could be achieved with determination in a very male dominated world and as such should get some respect for that. At least she had beliefs which could not be said of other politicians. Do people dislike Tony Blair as much after he sent our troops to a phoney war?
SueDoku · 08/04/2013 14:23
She was a woman who took pleasure in keeping other women down - and the person who engineered the destruction of the heavy industrial base of this country and caused the present housing crisis by selling off council houses. Sign petition here
if you oppose her being given a state funeral.
Or you could join with Mark Thomas and walk along the route singing 'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead'.......
WilsonFrickett · 08/04/2013 14:25
Oh don't get me wrong, I hate Blair equally. At least with Thatcher, you always knew what you were getting.
Thing is, having strong beliefs, that's not always a good thing. It can blind you to other, better, ways of doing things. One definition of assertiveness is: as the facts change, I change my mind.
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