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Finland - August 2022

Prime Minister’s private video causes backlash

A video of Prime Minister Sanna Marin dancing with friends at a party was leaked and went viral, causing a split between those calling for resignation and those supporting Prime Minister’s right to private life. This issue has yielded polarization between those who consider that the attacks on Sanna Marin reflect the existing sexism and discrimination, as well as the different standards young women are held to, and those that criticized the video as showing inappropriate behaviour for a prime minister.

Sources: New York Times

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