The Finnish Prime Minister, the youngest head of government in the world at 35, gave an interview to a women’s magazine, but it is not her statements that are causing controversy, but the photographs.
The image of Sanna Marín in a low-cut blazer, with nothing underneath, motivated several criticisms and accusations of playing with models in times of pandemic.
On the other hand, photography also has staunch supporters who believe that controversy is proof that it is necessary to fight against misogyny and sexism, in this case, in the world of politics.
In response to criticism of the image, several men and women published images where they appear with low-cut clothing and the hashtag #Imwithsanna (#estoucomsanna) has also multiplied.
Former Finnish President Tarja Halonen is one of the most biting supporters, not hesitating to put her finger on the wound of the existence of two pesos and two measures for men and women.
Men can photograph themselves naked, “even if their bodies do not allow it,” wrote Tarja Halonen, adding that, on the contrary, a woman in politics has no right to have a physique.
The phrase, although it may apply to most situations of how society looks at men and women, had a more specific target. The MEP of the True Finnish party Teuvo Hakkarinen published a photo a few days ago, showing only shorts to do to promote his support for the current President of the USA. The caption read Donald Trump’s campaign motto: “Make America great again”.