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    A belated happy 80th birthday to the UK’s inimitable former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, which occasioned this week’s second gay-shiver-of-pleasure-inducing comment referring to her:

    Another guest, actress Joan Collins, said she adored Thatcher.

    “She is the ‘Iron Lady,’ and I want to be just like that when I grow up,” Collins said.

    [sighs] Oh, and this is a good place to point out that Susanna, a lady of considerable gravitas herself, has written a very thoughtful post about what general patterns in differences between the sexes mean to individuals trying to live as well and happily as they can.

    2 Responses to “鐡の女”

    1. Keith says:

      鐡? Maybe 鉄?

    2. Sean Kinsell says:

      Yeah, I hesitated over that. I went with the pre-simplification character mindedly, since Thatcher was so often seen as retrograde and kept talking about the lowering of standards. (At least, I’m pretty sure the one is a simplified version of the other.) I kind of was thinking くろがね as the reading rather than てつ.

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