Tuesday 20 February 2018

Mary Kenny: Thatcher in full Boadicea mode killed forever the feminist doctrine that women are always pacifists

IT WAS long held as an article of feminist faith that women in power would be the peaceable sex, reluctant to engage in violence or go to war.

That dogma was surely shattered by Margaret Thatcher in 1982 when she emerged as the warrior queen who so resolutely led Britain to war in the Falklands.

When Argentina occupied the Falkland Islands – they call them the Malvinas – on April 2, 1982, the world community turned to the Security Council of the United Nations to arbitrate on the matter.

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