Monday, 9 January 2012

maggie's handbag

Fascinating bit of info here on Maggie Thatcher's handbag- the feminine prop that became a threatening symbol of conservative control. As faux-feminine as her principles, this mock-croc came to define not just Thatcher's image, but her actions. In so doing, the object became a verb, from 'handbagging her cabinet' to her 'handbag diplomacy'. Has a handbag ever been an accessory to so many crimes?

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