Kathy Shaidle

The 7 Biggest Sexists on the Left

Posted on October 10 2010 11:00 am
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."

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Vandalized Thatcher statue, 2003

4# Critics of Margaret Thatcher

I remember actress Glenda Jackson going on about women and power back in the day, spouting the usual “if women ran the world, there’d be no war” jazz.

“What about Margaret Thatcher?” asked the reporter.

Jackson screwed up her already sour face and snapped imperiously, “She’s not a proper woman.”

(Amusingly, these days Jackson is herself a Member of Parliament — Labor, naturally — whose even-more-“progressive” rivals have dubbed “the laziest MP in London.”)

While I doubt Thatcher would appreciate the rest of us playing the victim card in her defense, the most vicious attacks on the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain carried the unmistakable whiff of sexism. After all, she embraced the unattractive nickname “Iron Lady” and declared in the House of Commons, in a famous if awkward turn of phrase, “the lady’s not for turning.”

No conservative, Melissa McEwan nevertheless compiled a handy compendium of misogynist attacks against Margaret Thatcher back in 2008, and it would be a foolish waste of time for me to attempt to surpass it. I invite you to read it here.

A few choice comments from two “progressive” male artists will suffice. McEwan writes:

The truth is that hatred of Thatcher has also driven even men I otherwise admire to shocking lengths. The closing track on Morrissey’s first solo album, Viva Hate, is called “Margaret on the Guillotine.”

The kind people / Have a wonderful dream / Margaret on the guillotine
Cause people like you / Make me feel so tired / When will you die ?

…And people like you / Make me feel so old inside / Please die
Do not shelter this dream / Make it real / Make the dream real

It ends with the sound of a falling guillotine.

And when I saw Eddie Izzard, like his countryman Morrissey a resolute feminist ally, live at the Royal George several years ago, he had a long, uncharacteristically mean bit that would charitably be described as his calling Margaret Thatcher a **** for 5 minutes.

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