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!
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 cross-contamination may affect our others see us at work and threaten the respect we need in order to be successful in a career.
So take all your sexist what-about-isms which regard Trump, Macron, Biden, or any other example you can try to relate this with, put them in a large sack, and throw them into the ocean where they will never be found again.
This is where it’s going to get quite liberal so for you tight-asses out there, this may be your time to leave.
While I agree that when you are part of a company or a civil servant for a government, you are no longer just your personal self, but an extension of the branding for a larger whole, I think we need to establish a line.