Someone asked why feminists are conflicted about Margaret Thatcher – 15 brutal responses
BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour tweeted a question about how feminists feel about the late Baroness Thatcher, given that she was the UK’s first woman prime minister and clearly found a way through the political glass ceiling.
But there was no evidence of any conflict in the responses – there was a sweeping accord.
As a feminist, let me unequivocally say I don't feel conflicted in the slightest about Thatcher: she was absolutely fucking terrible. https://t.co/9tZ1YNJtPf
— Another Angry Woman (@stavvers) May 1, 2019
I think, because she was a genuine arse-hole. I think. https://t.co/tJ9mtXS8Nh
— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) May 1, 2019
Same reason family GPs feel conflicted about Harold Shipman. https://t.co/gnHo7V751n
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) May 1, 2019
Not really a debate here….
She destroyed whole communities.
Most feminists found her policies abhorrent.
She was no friend to women.
Only a foolish feminist would champion a genuinely terrible woman. https://t.co/8yJeXl9CNa
— Ruth Ibegbuna (@MsIbegbuna) May 1, 2019
I don’t understand the idea that to be a feminist you should stand up for or thank Margret Thatcher. As a man no one is expecting me to stand up for Stalin or Genghis Khan.
— Neil Friday McGourty (@Mcgourty22N) May 1, 2019
"do you feel Thatcher effectively utilized girl power by funding illegal paramilitary death squads in Northern Ireland?" https://t.co/XbPrAQFLvP
— ✡ The Voidmother ✡ (@CelticAnarchy) May 1, 2019
Because we live in the run down former mining communities she obliterated, Karen https://t.co/ovpr1VZ4UH
— the dalai lama of pegging (@leninsgf) May 1, 2019
Because we are leftist.
And we are not conflicted : she is trash. https://t.co/dWZDw8At4B
— Kiyémis (@ThisisKiyemis) May 1, 2019