The sexist reaction and five other things we learned about Nicola Sturgeon

first_imgSomeone fixed the #DailyMail’s front page for tomorrow. Priceless. #Brexit #Legsit cc: @EverydaySexism pic.twitter.com/wmBqjWOySm— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) March 27, 2017 On Good Morning Britain, businesswoman Lady Michelle Mone said she wasn’t too bothered by the picture.She said: “It is a throwback to the 1950s. It is wrong, it’s naughty of them but it is grabbing attention today and everyone’s talking about the Daily Mail.  4. Theresa May at easeTheresa May laughs easily, with her legs uncrossed. She looks comfortable. “There are more important things to talk about.”They are two very glamorous women and there is a lot of leg showing there”.Susanna Reid said she was frustrated how the conversation diverted attention from the issues around Brexit.She said: “There are more important things to worry about, one of them being whether Scotland remains parts of the UK when it comes to Brexit. “One of the most frustrating things about this is – legs have nothing to do with it!”The body languageHowever, the pictures did speak louder than the words spoken by the two; according to body language experts, rather a lot can be gleaned from the posture of the two leaders. Apparently, some mild interest in politicians’ legs today; here are mine. They’re a bit short. But with a lovely Aboyne vista here. #Legs-it pic.twitter.com/0a4c8XW6fj— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) March 28, 2017 While some thought the only problem with the front page was the fact they used an exclamation point instead of a question mark, others including former Labour leader Ed Miliband and current leader Jeremy Corbyn were outraged by the front page. @GMB Top trolling. Winding people up. We are so easily outraged now😂— Damjana Finci (@DamjanaFinci) March 28, 2017 5. Nicole Sturgeon’s pursed mouth betrays nervesThe two look very different – Nicola Sturgeon as previously mentioned has crossed her leg, and clearly isn’t joining in the laughter with Theresa May. Only the Daily Mail could manage to spew up this inappropriate 1970s style sexist headline. pic.twitter.com/5gSB1lz3qe— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) 28 March 2017 A photograph of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon at a meeting is all anyone can talk about this morning.Attention was drawn to the legs of the world leaders, with many saying this was sexist and that the media would not have compared the David Cameron and Boris Johnson’s body parts when they were at loggerheads over Brexit.The Daily Mail ran a front page which said “never mind Brexit, who won legs-it!”, with a picture taken from an angle in which the focal point was the legs of Scotland’s First Minister and Britain’s prime minister. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It’s 2017. This sexism must be consigned to history. Shame on the Daily Mail. pic.twitter.com/V3RpFSgfnO— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) March 27, 2017 Mr Miliband wrote: “The 1950s called and asked for their headline back.”Piers Morgan brushed off the reaction about the “sexist” caption and argued there was a “double standard” and that men were often mocked for how they looked.He said:  “Women don’t pause to mock Boris Johnson and Donald Trump for the way they look.”The five most powerful people in the country are women.”This picture shows that women are leading Scotland and England”.The picture started a conversation and the hashtag #legsit began trending. Theresa May laughingCredit:SWNS This headline is outrageous. Why does it not end with a question mark? pic.twitter.com/uvAoQy9Jn4— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2017 Dear @DailyMailUK, on Sunday the clocks went forward an hour, not back fifty years. #dailyfail #legsit pic.twitter.com/OCIS3zbFoj— Freddie Rochez (@frochez) March 28, 2017 REUTERS/Russell Cheyne It’s 2017. Two women’s decisions will determine if United Kingdom continues to exist. And front page news is their lower limbs. Obviously pic.twitter.com/AMp0YvtISa— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) March 27, 2017 The leanCredit:REUTERS/Russell Cheyne 1. The tense smileBody language expert Judi James told the Mail that Nicola Sturgeon’s tense smile betrayed nervousness.She said: “A smiling Sturgeon looked tense and rather anxious”.2. Crossed legsHer crossed leg “suggested a desire to make an escape…although she placed one elbow on the arm of the chair closest to the Prime Minister, which is an act of appeasement that suggests she is still keen to listen to the Tory leader.”3. The leanNicola Sturgeon can be seen here leaning away from a grinning Theresa May.She does look rather nervous. Theresa May laughing Their smiles looked rather forcedCredit:REUTERS/Russell Cheyne The 1950s called and asked for their headline back.#everydaysexism https://t.co/s1W1XfhrhN— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) March 27, 2017 Moronic! And we are in 2017! pic.twitter.com/LTGEZdtNo3— Harriet Harman (@HarrietHarman) March 27, 2017last_img

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