Posts tagged "margaret thatcher"

Predictably, Morrissey Has A Lot Of Not-So-Nice Feelings About Margaret Thatcher

"Iron? No. Barbaric? Yes. She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women's movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a prime minister could actually be female. But because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather tha…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 8, 2013

Meryl Streep & Others Remember Margaret Thatcher

"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial regulation led to great wealth for others. There is an argument that her steadfast, almost emotional loyalty to the pound sterling has helped the UK…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died

Breaking news this morning: Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's first and only female Prime Minister,  has passed away from a stroke, her spokesperson confirmed. Thatcher was 87. [Sky News]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2013

We See Chick Flicks: “The Iron Lady”

Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom the year I was born (that would be 1984) and remained squired away as a footnote in my memory under "Scary Conservative '80s Politicians (SEE: Ronald Reagan)." I read several British newspapers and I know, nowadays, that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2011

Meryl Streep Rocks As Margaret Thatcher

Captain Obvious says: Meryl Streep is amazing. Here she is in the first trailer for "The Iron Lady," in which she steps into Margaret Thatcher's very sensible heels. In this clip, her aides try to spruce-up her image by telling her to loose her hat, pearls, and high voice. Her response? "I may be persuaded…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 7, 2011

Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher Is Already A Lock For The Best Actress Oscar In 2012

Meryl Streep is a better actress in this one still photo from the upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, "The Iron Lady," than Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and Anne Hathaway in all of their films combined. Sit down and learn, bitches. Damn. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2011