The Daily Mail has been accused of sexism for concentrating on a picture of the Prime Minister of the UK (Theresa May) and the leader of the SNP (Nicola Sturgeon: Scottish National Party) where they both have their legs showing. Of course this was turned into a rubbish pun about Legsit from Brexit. And as can be predicted the shouts of sexism are open and loud.
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn decided to have a go with:
It’s 2017. This sexism must be consigned to history. Shame on the Daily Mail.’
Does anyone else think this is a tad hysterical? Oh gosh, I wish women in the third world didn’t have to have nice legs! THIS IS SEXISM! #IStandWithHerNiceLegs
I don’t really understand. If we use the modern Left’s power play system, then the women with nice legs actually have the power as it demands men’s attention and thus makes them submissive to the women. Within a power structure liking someone’s legs makes the one with the legs have the power. #SheIsFierce If we choose to use this power-narrative it contradicts the sexist claim of objectification.
So it would be sexist against men to use your nice legs…what.
These are the kind of things which is pushing everyone out of the Left right now. Was it a joke? Was it a compliment? An insult? Does anyone who isn’t virtue signalling actually care? #ICareAboutWomensLegs #NewFeminist
This is what our Prime Minister had to say about it:
‘Theresa May has said it was a “bit of fun”, telling the Wolverhampton Express and Star: “You will notice that I am wearing trousers today!
“As a woman in politics throughout my whole career I have found that very often, what I wear – particularly my shoes – has been an issue that has been looked at rather closely by people.
“Obviously what we do as politicians is what makes a difference to people’s lives. I think that most people concentrate on what we do as politicians.
“But if people want to have a bit of fun about how we dress, then so be it.”‘
‘The ‘sexist’ reaction and 5 other things we learned about Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May’s meeting’:
Article talking about the responses to the Daily Mail:
‘Legs-it sexism row: Theresa May says it’s a ‘bit of fun’ as Daily Mail tells critics to ‘get a life’: