- Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:18 am
Sadly, the world not being perfect, she will be held up over her appearance and fashion choices in a way most male politicians won't be (although the Times once said that if David Cameron wore a dress and high heels, they'd comment on it).
Although it should be said that not all women in politics get this treatment. It tends to be those who are either highly conventionally attractive, or who set themselves up as fashion plates (Theresa May, Sarah Champion for instance). I've not seen much discussion over the years of the sartorial choices of Clare Short, Ruth Davidson, Harriet Harman, Priti Patel, Margaret Beckett etc. Believe it or not, sensible business suit doesn't generate that much coverage.
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."