How Should Female Politicians Behave?

6 min readAug 21, 2022
Photo courtesy of South China Post

In case you live under a rock, the Finnish PM Sanna Marin came under fire recently for some leaked videos featuring her behaving in a lewd and unprofessional manner. She is basically dancing provocatively and acting sexy, which apparently in the eyes of most of the world is a big no-no.

Uh oh….female politician has a pulse and a social life where she occasionally has a personality, move over Ukrainian War, this is the big-time news!

The Argument

This controversy is not about sexism, it’s been crafted that way by sly journalists who want clicks. This is what happens: Guys who haven’t been laid for 10 years come in with their misogynistic two cents, then angry women hammer back with their trauma-based rhetoric, and the whole thing turns into just another enormously polarized but vapid display of our downfall in establishing a decent society.

This controversy is really just about personal life versus professional life. Many of us deal with this, at work we conduct ourselves in a relatively sanitized manner so as to maintain a productive and “healthy” corporate culture, and then on the weekend, we are on a diving board naked holding a bottle of tequila with everyone daring us to backflip into the pool. We aim to keep these lives separate because…