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UK's first female leader rejected feminist label

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  • Margaret Thatcher, in her Chelsea home kitchen, in 1975. She was Britain's first female leader, a strong woman who battled her way to the top of a male-dominated political system -- but don't call Margaret Thatcher a feminist.

      Margaret Thatcher, in her Chelsea home kitchen, in 1975. She was Britain's first female leader, a strong woman who battled her way to the top of a male-dominated political system -- but don't call Margaret Thatcher a feminist.
    Associated Press file photo, 1975

 
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She was britain's first female leader, a strong woman who battled her way to the top of a male-dominated political system -- but don't call margaret thatcher a feminist. the former prime minister, who died monday aged 87, rejected the label -- "i owe nothing to women's lib," she once said.

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