Russethouse Posted April 10, 2013 Share Posted April 10, 2013 I don't think people would mention her specifically, its more a change in atmosphere.....It's true there has not been another female Prime Minister yet, and Margaret Thatcher certainly did not promote women into her own cabinet, but there are a deal more women in the cabinet /shadow cabinet now and if Yvette Cooper or Theresa May were to throw their hat into the leadership ring they would be taken more seriously than they may have been before. Perhaps more women entered politics because of her example, I imagine some fell by the wayside because they didn't have the support Dennis Thatcher offered.In truth the real liberators for women in the workplace were probably WW1 & WW2My personal feeling is that Margaret Thatcher wanted to espouse the idealogy that means that anyone/everyone could have the opportunity to work hard and get on in life and enjoy the fruits of their labours, without an archiach class system or a trade union getting in the way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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