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19th Jun '16 11:01:54 AM RoseAndHeather
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* UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton has exhibited these tendencies. Remember when that translator screwed up a question to make it sound like the poor Congolese student was asking for Bill's opinion on some subject or other? Hillary was displeased.

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* UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton has exhibited these tendencies. Remember tendencies, unsurprisingly given the sheer amount of vitriol levelled at her over the course of her quarter-century at the highest levels of American politics. Though she can be quite warm and motherly, particularly when that translator screwed up a question to make it sound like interacting with children, she will break out the poor Congolese student was asking for Bill's opinion on some subject or other? Hillary was displeased.steely {{death glare}} and icy voice whenever required, and she does have a ruthless streak.
10th Jun '16 10:17:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' (Or ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''), Misa Hayes is this initially, but over time her cold and professional appearance begins to fade away and she grows more emotional.

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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' (Or ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''), ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (aka ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''[='s=] season one), Misa Hayes Hayase (Lisa Hayes) is this initially, but over time her cold and professional appearance begins to fade away and she grows more emotional.
31st May '16 8:49:10 AM Doug86
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin Jeannette Rankin]] -- the only person to vote against the United States going to war in both [[WorldWarOne World War I]] and WorldWarII. WorldWarII in particular -- she was the ''only'' Member of Congress to vote against the US declaration of war against Japan. Whatever one might think of those votes, standing on your principles like that takes big brass ones (whatever those ones might be).

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin Jeannette Rankin]] -- the only person to vote against the United States going to war in both [[WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. World War I]] and WorldWarII. WorldWarII II in particular -- she was the ''only'' Member of Congress to vote against the US declaration of war against Japan. Whatever one might think of those votes, standing on your principles like that takes big brass ones (whatever those ones might be).
12th May '16 1:08:42 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* Philippine senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago definitely counts. To note, she has worked on all primary branches of the country's government, has attained a few masteral and doctorate degrees from a few globally-reputed universities, and was considered for a position in the International Criminal Court[[labelnote:note]]An international tribunal tasked with handling ultra-high profile cases involving crimes against humanity in general[[/labelnote]], and previously ran for the position of President thrice. A quick look at her speeches and inquiries through various televised hearings in the Senate (the part of Congress where she has stayed the longest) present her as one of, if not the most oft-spoken personality. She even jested previously that she eats death threats for breakfast.

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* Philippine senator [[UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} Philippine]] Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago definitely counts. To note, she has worked on all primary branches of the country's government, has attained a few masteral and doctorate degrees from a few globally-reputed universities, and was considered for a position in the International Criminal Court[[labelnote:note]]An international tribunal tasked with handling ultra-high profile cases involving crimes against humanity in general[[/labelnote]], and previously ran for the position of President thrice. A quick look at her speeches and inquiries through various televised hearings in the Senate (the part of Congress where she has stayed the longest) present her as one of, if not the most oft-spoken personality. She even jested previously that she eats death threats for breakfast. There are a few reasons why a lot of her followers (and a few critics) have branded her as "the Iron Lady of Asia"; having kept a similar hairstyle as the TropeNamer is probably one of them.
12th May '16 1:03:58 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* Philippine senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago eats death threats for breakfast, so uncompromising is she.
** There is no Lawyer or Judge who can contest her on the conduct of court, because ''She wrote the book that the courts follow in the first place''.

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* Philippine senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago definitely counts. To note, she has worked on all primary branches of the country's government, has attained a few masteral and doctorate degrees from a few globally-reputed universities, and was considered for a position in the International Criminal Court[[labelnote:note]]An international tribunal tasked with handling ultra-high profile cases involving crimes against humanity in general[[/labelnote]], and previously ran for the position of President thrice. A quick look at her speeches and inquiries through various televised hearings in the Senate (the part of Congress where she has stayed the longest) present her as one of, if not the most oft-spoken personality. She even jested previously that she eats death threats for breakfast, so uncompromising is she.
breakfast.
** There is no Lawyer or Judge who can contest her on the conduct of court, because ''She wrote the book that the courts follow in the first place''. And counting her track record, she more or less has a point.
14th Apr '16 2:52:36 PM R1ck
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In certain media, they often have British accents, [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher heaven knows why]]. In most media, she is likely to have PowerHair. In anime, it is more often long hair, in whatever color. See [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Integra]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon Balalaika]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Armstrong]] and [[Franchise/CodeGeass Cornelia]], the four most prominent Iron Ladies of anime.

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In certain media, they often have British accents, [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher heaven knows why]]. In most media, she is likely to have PowerHair. In anime, it is more often long hair, in whatever color. See [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Integra]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon Balalaika]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Armstrong]] and [[Franchise/CodeGeass Cornelia]], the four most prominent Iron Ladies of anime.
6th Apr '16 6:42:16 PM karstovich2
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* Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]] and before that Israel's Foreign Minister for ten years. She was often called "The Iron Lady of Israel," and combined it with JewishMother in a rather odd fashion: for instance, she would bake a cake for the ministers composing her "kitchen cabinet" (circle of closest advisors, meeting for Shabbat dinner),[[note]]The "kitchen cabinet" is not a function of Meir's being a woman; most Prime Ministers have had one, consisting of their circle of close advisors who are also the PM's friends. Meir is, however, almost certainly unique in actually baking a cake for the ministers herself.[[/note]] but also be totally willing to grill them, chew them out, or embarrass them over state business even as they munched on the cake. Bear in mind that the "Kitchen Cabinet" included some of Israel's great badass heroes, including [[EyepatchOfPower Moshe Dayan]] and Yigal Allon.

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* Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]] and before that Israel's Foreign Minister for ten years. years; still before then, she had been one of Israel's top diplomats.[[note]]She was the point person for communications with Jordan, with which Israel has had a wink-and-a-nod non-aggression pact ever since Meir hammered it out in 1947-48.[[/note]] She was often called "The Iron Lady of Israel," and combined it with JewishMother in a rather odd fashion: for instance, she would bake a cake for the ministers composing her "kitchen cabinet" (circle of closest advisors, meeting for Shabbat dinner),[[note]]The "kitchen cabinet" is not a function of Meir's being a woman; most Prime Ministers have had one, consisting of their circle of close advisors who are also the PM's friends. Meir is, however, almost certainly unique in actually baking a cake for the ministers herself.[[/note]] but also be totally willing to grill them, chew them out, or embarrass them over state business even as they munched on the cake. Bear in mind that the "Kitchen Cabinet" included some of Israel's great badass heroes, including [[EyepatchOfPower Moshe Dayan]] and Yigal Allon.
25th Mar '16 12:44:30 PM TechPriest90
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* Indira Gandhi of India, who was even ''de facto'' dictator of India for almost two years (the Indian Emergency, 1975-77).

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* Indira Gandhi of India, who remains till date the only female Prime Minister of that country. At one point, she was even ''de facto'' dictator of India for almost two years (the Indian Emergency, 1975-77).1975-77). Much like MargaretThatcher in the United Kingdom, she remains a highly polarizing individual in India to this very day.
** She was assassinated in 1984 [[BodyguardBetrayal by her own bodyguards,]] in retaliation for the Golden Temple Incident (also known as Operation Blue Star). TheOtherWiki has more details, as well as an overview of why she remains so divisive.
** Suffice to say, she was seen as both a progressive choice (pro-birth control and women empowerment) and a regressive one (authoritarian rule, nepotism, corruption and - funnily enough - [[BrokenBase the aforementioned birth control scheme]]). [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And let's leave it at that.]]
17th Feb '16 6:45:52 PM chicagomel
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* The ''Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' version of Leia becomes this as she helps found the New Republic government and later becomes Chief of State for a time.
13th Jan '16 10:57:00 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* The Grand Councilwoman of the Intergalactic Federation in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.

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* The Grand Councilwoman of the Intergalactic United Galactic Federation in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
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