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  •  Women leaders (3+ / 0-)
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    Nina Katarina, koNko, VClib

    As someone who was five years old when she became Prime Minister, it is without question she created (not changed, as I was only five) my views and the views of practically everyone in the Generation X generation. Of course a woman can become President of The United States someday. The leader of Britain is a woman. I would say most American kids during the 80s knew who Margaret Thatcher was. How many American kids now know who David Cameron is?

    RIP.

    •  The Thatcher Generation? (2+ / 0-)
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      koNko, ksh01

      Yes, we've found the first thing that can be renamed without any connection to reality.

      www.buonoforgovernor.com

      by Paleo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 05:28:29 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not sure about that (0+ / 0-)

      her style was very masculine. In many ways she showed that in order to be powerful a woman has to take on many stereotypical attributes of a man - to be un-empathetic, merciless.  Some people interpret that to be "toughness" but to me it has always seemed weak - being "one of the boys" is just a way of conforming to men in order to achieve power. Her policies weakened Britain in many ways, too.

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