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The Iron Lady Goes to Heaven

Margaret Thatcher in heaven.
Photo Credit: Robert Huffstutter

Rest in peace, Margaret. Today's feminists could learn much from your example.

A great deal of feminism is the insistence that you be taken on your own merits. Thatcher certainly was. It’s why she’s not on these lists. In a 2011 poll, she ranked low on likeability, as Lionel Shriver notes over at Slate, but topped the charts on capability. “Being powerful is like being a lady,” she famously said. “If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”


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