Anonymous asked: Why Don't Feminists Celebrate Margaret thatcher ? They scream Smashed the patriarchy well Maggie T did.. and they didn't back her or support her
I’m not sure… I was never politically a fan of Thatcher, I felt her policies were marginalising and provided little follow up support for those who needed it, but I greatly respect her as a person. However, that being said, to make it as Prime Minister I feel she had to outwardly behave like a man, which is not a criticism of her, but of society, that we attribute qualities of leadership to men. She was hounded for being a “monster not a mother” but the very nature of mothering is to lead and nurture, like she attempted to do with the country.
I am starting to ramble now, suffice to say I need longer to dissect this issue, but I think Margaret Thatcher proved a woman can lead a country and, moreover, points out the shocking and massively complex undertones of sexism still prevalent in society today.