The leaked video of 36-year-old Finnish prime minister, Sanna Marin, dancing at a party in a private apartment has sparked controversy and criticism this week.
Despite not missing a single day of work since her election in 2019, and passing the drugs test to clear up unsubstantiated claims about the party, she remains under fire.
Male global leaders such as Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are frequently absolved of any consequence for their ‘scandalous’ behaviour, which echoes the all-too-common excuse, ‘boys will be boys’.
Were either of these male leaders handed this unjustified criticism or demanded to take a drugs test following their many public scandals? Or are our female leaders, perhaps, held to higher standards which are innately rooted in sexism?
Across social media, women are standing (well, dancing) in solidarity with Marin, by posting videos of themselves grooving alongside the hashtag #SolidarityWithSanna.