The Evening Standard
Finland’s prime minister has found herself at the centre of a sexism row over a magazine photo shoot in which she wore a low-cut blazer.
Sanna Marin, 34, who became the world’s youngest national leader when she came to power last December, was pictured on the cover of magazine Trendi wearing a trouser suit with no top underneath.
The image prompted a huge divide, with some accusing the PM of demeaning her office with the outfit.
But others fiercely defended the political leader, claiming the criticism was driven by sexism. The row sparked an act of defiance online, with her supporters began posting similar selfies under the hashtag #imwithsanna.
The row came as Ms Marin told the magazine that she wants to “concentrate on policies, not my appearance”.
The Social Democrat politician, who has a two-year-old duaghter, often uses media interviews to discuss her work-life balance in a bid to promote gender equality.