UK's first female leader rejected feminist label

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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:00 am

LONDON (AP) - 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 - and she leaves a contested legacy for women. For some, she was an inspiration who showed that anything was possible. For others, she was an individualist who got to the top and pulled the ladder up behind her.

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