Women in Politics   Leave a comment

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/the-glass-ceiling-smashers-2030067.html?action=Popup&ino=6 ‘Iron Lady’ became Britain’s first female Prime Minister following the general election of 1979. Standing for 11 years, Thatcher introduced sweeping reforms covering economic initiatives, privatisation and foriegn policy deployments, most notably the Falklands War. A controversial figure, Thatcher’s election and time in No. 10 still stands as a historic chapter in the history of Westminster.

While it’s hard to disagree that the achievements of prominent female figures are often naively held up as examples of the end of patriarchy and an unrepresentative male dominance of political, economic and social affairs, the steps that women have made in the past century have been huge.

Posted July 20, 2010 by dmacc502 in politics, women

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