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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Female Dictators?

As some of you know, at work our test workstations are named after rather ruthless dictators. We have a saddam, a khomeni, a mussolini, a hitler, etc. We also have a mao, but someone in the grad dorms has taken that one while we weren't paying attention, so we need to rename it.

I would like to name it after a famous female dictator, but there haven't really been that many. Ideas that were tossed around were Imelda Marcos and Cleopatra, but they don't really fit the bill. Chris wants to use the only empress of China, and that's fine, but I wanted to ask y'all if there is anyone we are forgetting.

(no nominations for Margaret Thatcher or Laura Bush please. Hillary Clinton is fine though...)

24 Responses to "Female Dictators?"

If you're still looking, consider Jiang Qing, who as a director of the Cultural Revolution in China helped ruthlessly oppress and murder countless innocents.

Okay, Elizabeth Bathory certainly qualified. Hell, she even got right into the action herself. A lot of these guys just order their minions to do it.

Why are there no female dictators?

There have been very few women leaders since males are usually dominate in this role. Because of this, we naturally would not see as many female dictators. But, women can be just as ruthless as any man. How many dictators are really doing the bidding of a woman? Consider Herod's beheading John the Baptist. If we were to search history, it might just surprise one to see that women can be as cruel as any man.

Try reading further on Indira Gandhi´s biography. bye!

How about Imelda Marcos? She may not have been the actual head of state, but she was an integral part of the tyrannical rule of Ferdinand...

8. Edward Cladwell says:

Monday, September 22, 2008 at 06:43 PM

I think that Dictators should have a feminine form of the word. Like king-queen Emperor-Empress...ect

You can name it after my wife!!!!!!

10. Jimmy Morrison says:

Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Check out Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar. She killed at least half of her population.

thank you for some names. who knows more?
i am working on a set of beautiful handcrafted dildo's with dictator women torso's on it. possibly wearing a virginal head scarf.
also i like to make a portrait of the pope as a woman.
all hysterical beings.
and if you people can give me more names, can you tell me the favourite weapon of the girl in question?
riekje from holland

12. Kym, English girl living in Australia says:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Although there have been no official female dictators doesnt mean there couldnt be. Woman can be ruthless, fortunatly most are more levelheaded than that though. there have been woman rulers.. just look into british history pre-1500. Medb, Boudicca, Cartimandua.... all Queens who strived to peotect their people, some being brutal in the process.

13. catherine the great says:

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 01:16 PM

while a great pleaser of equine livestock, catherine the great was known for burtal repression when she felt the compunction.

as far as wives of dictators go, eva peron is notably unmentioned

14. Wizard from Ontario says:

Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 08:10 PM

How about Elena Ceausescu, not actually the dictator but was the wife of the Romanian dictator and she herself contributed to the elimination of birth control in Romania, creating tens of thousands of unwanted children and ruining many lives, and causing many of those children to suffer and live in deplorable conditions in state orphanages. She is also responsible for the massive AIDS epidemic that took place there by denying it's existence while she was in charge of the State Health Commission. Just as well she destroyed several thousand churches while her husband was in power, and started the food rationing that took place in Romania in the early eighties.

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19. Discount shirts says:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 08:08 PM

Tz'u-hsi was pretty ruthless according to some accounts. (Though others claim it was pretty much her getting the blame) None the less. Its evident she murdered even members of her own family

A negative site below:


Wikipedia is a more positive one.

And never forget. Behind every succesfull man there is a smart woman... Makes you wonder... *lol*

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