But many women rushed to the dance floor and posted videos tagged #SolidarityWithSanna on social media, expressing what they saw as unfair, sexist treatment of Marin. They argue that the criticisms she faced were unfairly dispersed for being a young woman in an area dominated by older men. And the clips have been viewed more than 100,000 times. TikTok alone.
Rikke Dal Stottrup and her staff at the popular Danish women’s magazine Alt for Damerne felt a déjà vu when they heard the news.
Tall, blonde Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who was Danish prime minister from 2011 to 2015 crushed for the things he wore while on duty.
“It seems that some people still find it difficult today to understand that you can be a young woman and a competent politician at the same time,” Stottrup said. said.
In the midst of last week’s controversy, employees of Alt for Damerne, which stands for “everything for ladies”, scanned their devices for your own dance clips. They then posted the videos on the magazine’s official account with the caption: “In solidarity with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin … at the editorial office of Alt for Damerne we emptied the camera roll for clips that … should never see the light of day.”
“We wanted to highlight that you can be a great prime minister, CEO, editor, nurse — add the job title — and hit the dance floor on the weekends,” Stottrup said. Said. “If we want to have more diversity, we have to broaden our view of what a politician might look like. We have to accept the whole package, not just what we’re historically used to.”
Melani McAlister, professor of American studies and international relations at George Washington University, said that the backlash against Marin herself was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) video dance in college reappeared. (Ocasio-Cortez replied: a new video while dancing in front of his office.)
“Someone thought this might be a problem even though it looked like a storm in a teapot,” McAlister said of the viral clip of Ocasio-Cortez. “The fact that she’s a woman, that she’s young, and that she’s … a minority, compels her to stand up safely or be seen as deserving in order to deserve her position of power.”
Although critics demand a higher standard from young women and other people, McAlister said, Underrepresented in politics, Marin’s parties are nothing out of the ordinary and socially comparable to older male politicians playing golf. He said as more young adults take up positions in government, voters will have to adapt to what their age group does outside of work.
“As long as [Marin] “He manages to keep saying it as it is, then it’ll be good for him,” McAlister said. “It doesn’t let it get any more traction than it should.”
Eiko Strader, a GWU sociologist and assistant professor, said Vitriol, one of Marin’s Finnish rivals, may seem counterintuitive to the Scandinavian country’s reputation, often considered one of the best industrialized countries for gender equality. But country rankings don’t tell the whole story.
“Finland seems to be doing much better than other countries, but if you look at labor market indicators such as earnings and management representation, Finnish women still lag behind Finnish men because social and cultural norms that cannot be captured by standard measures shape our daily lives,” Strader said in an email.
Stottrup, despite being sexist Attacks on female politicians will likely continue around the world, supporters will continue to gather.
Like what he said: “We probably have decades before we see more of these cases, but the Sanna Marines of the world should know we’re right behind them. Dance.”
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