Odd, but Brexit debate offered up a sexism wakeup call last week

Why is it considered fair game to make light of women’s body parts, especially in the context of a political negotiation?

Just as two leaders were meeting to tackle the thorny issue of United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union, the best a British tabloid could do was serve up a piece on the shape of the leaders’ legs, writes Sheila Copps. First Minister of Scotland Nicole Sturgeon, left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May, pictured on the front page of the Daily Mail on March 28, 2017. Image of the Daily Mail

PUBLISHED :Monday, April 3, 2017 12:00 AM

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the digital and/or print editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.

Quick Purchase

Purchase Story Issue in electronic format (PDF) for $5.00.