Daily Mail's 'Legs-It' Brexit Controversy – BBC News

The Daily Mail front page picturing Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon and asking “who won Legs-it” has been condemned as “moronic” sexism. The tabloid was scorned for focusing on the prime minister’s and first minister’s legs during talks on Brexit and on a second Scottish referendum. We spoke to Harriet Hall, who is the Digital Features Editor with Stylist Magazine and Angela Epstein, who writes comment and opinion pieces for the Daily Mail.

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29 thoughts on “Daily Mail's 'Legs-It' Brexit Controversy – BBC News

  1. Attempting to identify Sexism in this is the alternative disingenuous narrative… Ask yourself how you think May and Sturgeon honestly responded to this in private…. Theeeey LOVED it!…OBviously!…. They're displaying their best physical attributes deliberately…. They both think (AND HAVE BEEN TOLD) that they've got good legs, and (HAVE BEEN TOLD) that they should put them on show…. OBviously! …. They're two women, at the top level of power, showing their legs, together, and in competition, showing their feminine attributes… This is the simple reality…. The photo's a pre-arranged coordinated pose… They would both know what each other's wearing in advance…. May most often would wear trousers…. The Daily Mail has simply made the observation that literally everybody else would be thinking if they'd only seen the photo… Obviously. … But WOKE News can't be honest, they have to feign GASP! And pretend react abhorred . Total dishonest fakery, it's laughable!

  2. being attracted to someone is not sexism
    it wouldn't be considered sexist is someone commented on two men
    it would probably be mentioning "toxic masculinity"
    it's a sexist term. as a man, i have genuinely felt uncomfortable as a man when i've been told i'm being toxically masculine for arbitrary things such as throwing a stick into a river.
    male sexism exists.

  3. 3:05… Nobody really addresses this. It always surprised me how much worse some individuals that label themselves as feminists slander other women if those women's opinions aren't parallel to their own. It seemed to contradict the whole "movement".

  4. ❤❤❤❤❤ Theresa May has beautiful legs that I would caress for hours on end! ❤❤❤❤❤
    What's so offensive about a beautiful woman showing her sexy legs? Don't draw attention to it, just sit back and enjoy!

  5. You couldn't have England or Scotland being led by women with wonky legs, any more than you could have a man with a tossed quiff leading the world's paradigm democracy. Churchill's standing up to Hitler was due in no small measure to those two sturdy tree trunks he called his legs, even if he was conspicuously deficient in the quiff department, indicating the predominance of pegs over follicles). A fine pair of pins (or shanks) on a woman are one of their more striking features, all the better to squat (or hunker) down (as oriental woman are adept at doing) to 'throw' you a fine child. And these two girls have even better legs than an older Trevor Howard as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty, even if a younger Marlon Brando as First Officer Fletcher Christian couldn't contain the occasional chortle at his bow leggedness in stockings at peril of his life.

  6. “I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.” Charles Baudelaire.

    Though I don't think that is true for every newspaper, it is particularly apt for the Daily Mail. I am sure Baudelaire (assuming he could read English) would have been appalled by it. He would also have wondered, as a nineteenth century French gentleman, why ladies should flaunt their legs like this.

  7. The very important message here is no matter what she does a woman will be judged on her looks; so taking care of them is a priority. Other women will try sabotaging her by attacking her choice of clothing.

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