Are the younger members, here on EF aware that one and two generations ago, the world had multiple, very powerful woman leaders?

Are the younger members, here on EF aware that one and two generations ago, the world had multiple, very powerful woman leaders?

Bignuf Bignuf
We think of Feminism and "woman in power" as a new thing, and yet decades ago we had Margarite Thatcher, (The Iron Lady...as the Soviets called her), Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi.

Were you aware of these powerful political giants, who happened to be woman, who rose to power so long ago?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I am well aware of their careers.
Lildrummrgurl7 , leanright69 , KinkyKatieJames , gsfanatic , GONE! , Allstars316 , Bignuf , Vanille , Fluke , El-Jaro , Ansley , TransMarc , MrWill , rosythorn , chicmichiw , evie.amor
16
No, I really know little about them.
Silverwinds
1
WHO?
Other.
ViVix , "G" , U3H
3
Total votes: 20 (20 voters)
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We think of Feminism and "woman in power" as a new thing, and yet decades ago we had Margarite Thatcher, (The Iron Lady...as the Soviets called her), Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi.

Were you aware of these powerful political giants, ...
I was aware of Thatcher. However, the other two don't ring a bell. Also, that still seems to be a small number of female political leaders in general.
04/08/2013
leanright69 leanright69
Wonderful ladies.
04/08/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
There have been many other female leaders; one in Canada, the current leader of South Korea - even a couple in Africa.

I think the real point is that the female leaders you mentioned did not lead as women - they were the strongest of either sex available at that moment in time.

The US will have a female president when the right leader happens to be a woman.
04/09/2013
GONE! GONE!
I think... Things come and go in waves. Feminism takes two steps forward, one step back.
04/09/2013
"G" "G"
point being? please dont tell me you would be stupid enough to vote for hilary just go get a woman in office?
04/09/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Yup I'm aware
04/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by leanright69
Wonderful ladies.
Indeed!!!!
04/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by "G"
point being? please dont tell me you would be stupid enough to vote for hilary just go get a woman in office?
The point being that we just lost Ms Thatcher and she was an inspiration and idol to me. As for Hillery. Sorry, I am happy woman are running for any office, but her political leanings are very far from my own!
04/09/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
There have been many other female leaders; one in Canada, the current leader of South Korea - even a couple in Africa.

I think the real point is that the female leaders you mentioned did not lead as women - they were the strongest of either ...
Well said. I am just amazed some time that younger people think the concept of female leaders in the modern world is a very new concept (such as Hillary).
04/09/2013
Fluke Fluke
And before that there was catherine the great, wu zetian and joan of arc.

Women have been in power before but it certainly is harder and more unusual which makes it news whenever it happens.
04/09/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Well said. I am just amazed some time that younger people think the concept of female leaders in the modern world is a very new concept (such as Hillary).
Lots of older people think so too.
04/10/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
Yea I know about them, but they also have come under scutiny as all leaders do.
04/10/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
I'm not sure why it suddenly 'feels new' and that really causes me concern.
04/10/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
Yes, the first wave of feminism began in the mid 1800's. I'm so grateful to my foremothers for all their hard work! We still have a lot of work to do though, the girls today can't afford to just sit back and enjoy the fruits of others labor. We need to keep pushing forward and demanding equality, as well as not accepting the way the media portrays women and idolizes dumb bimbos. How can we expect our young men to respect women, and or young women to respect themselves, when they watch shows like "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", "Jersey Shore", and "The Bachelor"?
04/11/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
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Originally posted by chicmichiw
I'm not sure why it suddenly 'feels new' and that really causes me concern.
I don't know if it suddenly feels new? But I've also taken a few classes on the issue. I suppose there are ignorant individuals out there, but really.. who cares? As long as women are still fighting for their rights. I think most feminists and women's liberation supporters are aware (and deeply respectful) of the amount of work that has been put in over the past hundred+ years.
04/11/2013
Total posts: 16
Unique posters: 12