Sexism row as Spain's female-majority cabinet urged to flaunt their looks

By On June 10, 2018

Sexism row as Spain's female-majority cabinet urged to flaunt their looks

Spain's new socialist government has hit out at leading Spanish newspaper's "sexist" report advising new majority-female cabinet on how to use their feminine charms.

Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) were joined by writers, academics and social network users in castigating the conservative daily ABC for running a fashion special giving the new 11 female ministers advice on how to improve their appearance, including the need to use make-up, show less cleavage and raise hemlines.

Pedro Sánchez, the new prime minister, unveiled the world's most female-dominated cabinet after he toppled the conservative Popular Party last month to sweep to power.

As outrage was building over coverage in ABC on Sunday, his party tweeted: "Intolerable to see this kind of reporting in the 21st century. This new government has its work cut out.& quot;

Argelia Queralt, a political observer and constitutional law lecturer at Barcelona University, responded by saying: "When we finally have a 21st century government, along comes ABC and positions itself in the middle of the 20th century."

Source: Google News Spain | Netizen 24 Spain

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