Letter from Berlin Does Angela Merkel Deserve to Be a Feminist Icon?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to win another election victory on Sunday. Outside Germany she is seen as something of a feminist icon, one of the most powerful women in the world. But inside Germany, when it comes to policies that actually favor women, her record is meager.
Von Siobhán Dowling
More Margaret Thatcher than Martha Stewart: But does German Chancellor Angela Merkel really deserve to be honored as a feminist icon?

More Margaret Thatcher than Martha Stewart: But does German Chancellor Angela Merkel really deserve to be honored as a feminist icon?

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