Are women in politics held to an unfair standard?

Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post

August 29, 2022

Are women in politics held to an unfair standard?


Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin (Andrea Medichini, Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY — Women on the internet are posting videos of themselves dancing, singing and partying as a political statement.

The trend began when Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin drew sharp criticism after a video of her dancing and singing with friends began to circulate on the internet. The backlash she received has struck a chord with women across the internet, and in Utah, pointing to what they feel is an unfair standard.

Sanna Marin's video

Marin was selected for office in 2019, at 34 years old, making her the youngest person to hold Finnish office and the youngest serving prime minister worldwide.

Click here to read the full article published by KSL on 24 August 2022.

Ashley Fredde
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