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'Legs-it' and the media coverage of women in politics

Birkbeck Gender and Politics PhD candidate Jessica Smith was interviewed on BBC Radio Wales in response to a newspaper front page focusing on Theresa May's and Nicola Sturgeon's legs.

The Prime Minister and First Minister were meeting to discuss Brexit and a second Scottish referendum.

"It has reduced the meeting of two of the most powerful leaders of the UK ... to a handbags-at-dawn style 1970s sexism," Jessica says in the interview.

Listen to the interview or from 1:50:50 on the BBC iPlayer Radio website.

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Published: 29 March 2017

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