This morning’s Daily Mail front page inevitably turned up on Twitter, tagged as #everydaysexism:
Let the record show that I told you it’s irrelevant in the grand scheme of things whether the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom or the First Minister of Scotland has nicer legs.
And having said that, I whisper my unofficial thoughts on the matter:
- As I learned a long time ago, the legs are among the last things to go. (Theresa May is sixty; Nicola Sturgeon is forty-eight.)
- I have done a Rule 5 feature on May, but not on Sturgeon.
- On the other, um, hand, She Politico, a YouTube channel composed entirely of three-minute musings on the legs of women in politics, has never featured May, but has featured Sturgeon.
- Sturgeon, in public at least, prefers shoes more conservative than May’s, though the Daily Mail photo does not really reflect that preference.