Sharon Dempsey discusses whether Thatcher was a reluctant feminist.
A new generation of young women will be enthralled with Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady,’ but will the rose tinted spectacles of Hollywood rewrite history and sell us a feminist icon or will her policies speak for themselves?
The great irony of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership is that as the first female Prime Minister of Britain she was not welcomed as a feminist role model. Nor did she invite it. She was a role model for power, of staunch political will. A right wing woman not a woman standing for the rights of women as the feminist slogan put it.