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Why Do Women Politicians Receive Sexist Criticisms for What They Wear?

Meera Samanther, Vice President, Association of Women Lawyers

20-Oct-20 14:30

Why Do Women Politicians Receive Sexist Criticisms for What They Wear?

A photoshoot involving Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin wearing a blazer without a blouse underneath, has received sexist backlash and sparked online debate. We discuss why women in politics are unfairly scrutinised for what they wear.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons (Laura Kotila/Valtioneuvoston kanslia)

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Sharmilla Ganesan


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureThe Daily DigestSanna MarinWomen PoliticianSexismGender BiasInternalised MisogynyGender Equality


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