After British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – two of the most powerful women in the U.K. – held talks to discuss Brexit and the possibility of a second Scottish referendum, The Daily Mail ran a front-page story on the meeting. But instead of focusing on the meeting’s content, the Mail ran a photo of both women alongside the headline, “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!”
The article itself attempted a breakdown of both women’s body language, which of course meant it included an entire passage about legs:
May’s famously long extremities are demurely arranged in her customary finishing-school stance – knees tightly together, calves at a flattering diagonal, feet neatly aligned. It’s a studied pose that reminds us that for all her confidence, she is ever the vicar’s daughter, always respectful and anxious not to put a foot wrong.
Even current (and former) members of the Labour Party – the political party opposed to May’s – chimed in.
According to the BBC, The Daily Mail responded to criticism in a statement that read, “For goodness sake, get a life!”
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