where there remains far more overt sexism in public life, made Margaret
Thatcher prime minister more than two decades ago.” Article in Slate, "But Why Can't Hillary Win?"
Term: a fortiori (ah for tee AR ee), the Mikey-likes-it! argument
Remember the commercial for Life Cereal, the one where the brothers experiment on picky little Mikey? If Mikey liked it, the boys figured, anyone would. That's an argument a fortiori: If something less likely is true, then something more likely will probably be true as well.
Thatcher plays Mikey in Jacob Weisberg’s assertion in Slate that
Hillary Clinton has a good shot at the White House. Hey, Weisberg
argues, if those soccer hooligans across the pond can elect a woman,
surely our more advanced civilization can.
- "Who says those Limey fruits are more sexist than we are?"
- "Are you sure Maggie Thatcher was a woman?"