Glenda Jackson’s passionate and forth right speech about Thatcher is a marvellous reminder that sometimes it is just plain wrong to be nice, to be polite… you know… “if you can’t say something nice about a person, then don’t say anything at all.”
“A woman? not on my terms”. Thank you for setting that straight!
Gwynne Dyer also has harsh words about Thatcher. Click the link! And I am sure that I could find many more samples.
It will be interesting to see how the royal and political celebrities who speak at her funeral will cope with the challenge of giving an obituary without describing a bitch. (Bad pun, I know, but help me here.)
When a man succeeds, wins, performs brilliantly in some way, we do not attribute it to his being male. When he does something really appalling, fails terribly, shows atrocious judgement and moral cowardice, we don’t blame him for that reason either.
Thatcher may have been the first female PM, but so what? She was a failure by many standards. That, as Glenda Jackson so forcefully reminds us, is the only thing that really counts.