Daily Mail's 'Legs-it' front page slammed for being sexist

A British tabloid has been lambasted after it splashed a photo of British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's legs across the front page yesterday with the headline "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!" The
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A British tabloid has been lambasted after it splashed a photo of British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's legs across the front page yesterday with the headline "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!" The two leaders were in a Glasgow hotel on Monday to discuss Britain's departure from the European Union and a potential referendum on Scottish independence. But the Daily Mail focused on their legs instead, Reuters reported. There were more photos of the two women inside with another headline: "Finest weapons at their command? Those pins!" A columnist described Ms Sturgeon's legs as "altogether more flirty, tantalisingly crossed... a direct attempt at seduction". The paper drew a torrent of criticism on Twitter for being "utterly puerile" and for its "sexist, derogatory trash journalism".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'Daily Mail's 'Legs-it' front page slammed for being sexist'. Print Edition | Subscribe