Compare & Contrast Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

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1982: Great Britain is led by a female Conservative prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, who was regarded as harsh.

Today: Great Britain is ruled by a male Labour prime minister, Tony Blair, who is regarded as personable.

1982: Great Britain goes to war with Argentina over possession of the Falkland Islands and wins.

Today: The Falkland Islands are still a British protectorate, but self-governing. The citizens have been under constant British military protection ever since the war.

1982: A "have-it-all" concept of life is common for women in the United States and Great Britain. Many strive for wealth, a successful career, and a perfect family.

Today: While material and personal success are still important, a more realistic tone predominates as the difficulties of trying to balance it all are realized.

1982: The feminist movement is floundering in Great Britain and the United States. The agenda of many feminist organizations has little to...

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