Swedish minister mocks Trump with all-women photo

Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Lovin (left) posted a photo which parodies a shot of Mr Trump signing an executive order concerning abortion while surrounded by male colleagues.
Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Lovin (left) posted a photo which parodies a shot of Mr Trump signing an executive order concerning abortion while surrounded by male colleagues.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

STOCKHOLM • Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Isabella Lovin, has published a photograph of herself signing a climate Bill surrounded by her closest female colleagues, mocking a photo of United States President Donald Trump.
 

In the photo, Ms Lovin, who also serves as Environment and Development Aid Minister, is seated at a desk as she signs the Bill under the watchful eye of seven female colleagues, including one who is visibly pregnant. The shot parodies a photo taken of Mr Trump on Jan 23 in the White House, as he signed a decree barring US federal funding for foreign NGOs that support abortion as his all-male colleagues look on.

Sweden is known for its high level of women in the workplace, including in Parliament and government.

"We are a feminist government, which shows in this photo. Ultimately, it is up to the observer to interpret the photo," the Swedish minister wrote in a comment to Agence France-Presse.

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We are a feminist government, which shows in this photo. Ultimately, it is up to the observer to interpret the photo.

MS ISABELLA LOVIN, Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister.

The Trump photo elicited an avalanche of comments, many of them remarking that no woman was present for a decision concerning women.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 05, 2017, with the headline 'Swedish minister mocks Trump with all-women photo'. Print Edition | Subscribe