What Was Margaret Thatcher's Legacy for Women?

  title={What Was Margaret Thatcher's Legacy for Women?},
  author={June Purvis},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={1014 - 1018}
  • J. Purvis
  • Published 30 October 2013
  • History
  • Women's History Review
This article considers the legacy for women of Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013), Britain's first and to date only woman prime minister. It is suggested that although Thatcher had to struggle against many of the sexist prejudices of her day to achieve her political ambitions, she was no feminist. The hard ladder up which she had climbed was drawn up and not extended to other women. Yet for some women, such as the Spice Girls, she was the pioneer of their ideology of girl power. Overall, it is… 
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