would no more have identified herself as a woman, or claimed special pleading that she was a mere frail girl, or asked you to sympathize with her because of her sex, than she would have called up the Kremlin and asked how quickly she could surrender.The woman who had demonstrated her toughness under fire?
She represented a movement. She was its head. She was great figure, a person in history, and she was a woman. She was in it for serious reasons, not to advance the claims of a gender but to reclaim for England its economic freedom, and return its political culture to common sense. Her rise wasn't symbolic but actual.
Go read the whole thing - it's a classic, and it deftly captures the seeming dichotomy of the ball-busting, swearing, swaggering Hillary - who runs like a girl when the big, bad, boys say mean things about her.