As I agreed with Carrol, I want to clarify why. He said that feminism was a
political position. "The personal is political" was just that. Thatcher did
not have a political position that addressed what the line meant at all; she
did not have a politics that took any account of the lives of women as such.
I don't think your point and his are at odds.
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Carrol Cox wrote:
> It is absurd to
> equate personal "assertiveness" etc. to a political position. Feminism
> is nothing if it is not among other things a political position.
"Nothing if not among other things" does not rule out the personal,
it? It was a feminist credo, during the late-20th-century wave, that the
personal is political. Personal assertiveness was, absurdly or not to
you, a part of that feminism.