Feminists everywhere rejoiced at the news yesterday that Baroness Margaret Thatcher had broken the final remaining barrier to equality and died, making her Britain’s first female dead Prime Minister.
Despite having had a female Prime Minister from 1979-1990, the UK has never until now had a dead female Prime Minister.
Thatcher had been hotly tipped to achieve the historic milestone, having already made significant progress in recent years towards dying by getting old and ill.
“It’s a victory for women everywhere,” said David Cameron in an emotional press conference, as he declared a national holiday. “It is only fitting that we celebrate her majestic transition to being the first women to have held the highest office of state and also be completely and utterly dead.”
Social media was rife with argument over whether it was appropriate to celebrate Thatcher’s death. While liberals, the North of England, and the working class were magnanimously marking Baroness Thatcher’s achievement despite small differences of opinion in the past, many on the right were refusing to join in.
“It just shows how rife misogyny is,” said an ex-miner, as he respectfully burnt an effigy of the Iron Lady. “They just can’t find it in themselves to celebrate the fact that Thatcher’s dead, and she’s never coming back! Ever! What a day.”
“She’s done it – she’s finally broken through that great glass ceiling in the sky. An inspiration to us all,” commented one mourner, before respectfully opening a bottle of champagne and dancing through the streets with joy.