Finland’s PM handed her medication check – now for the remainder of the world leaders

Finland’s PM handed her medication check – now for the remainder of the world leaders

Sanna Marin, it seems, wasn’t on any unlawful medication by any means. The 36-year-old prime minister of Finland was merely excessive on life within the leaked video of her dancing exuberantly at a celebration with some buddies. I think about this comes as a terrific disappointment to the opposition chief who demanded she bear a medication check, and the rightwingers who’ve been working themselves right into a frenzy on the cheek of a girl who thinks she will be able to lead a rustic and have some enjoyable.

You don’t must squint to see the sexist double requirements concerned on this “scandal”. Boris Johnson having an unknown variety of kids with a number of girls? Nicely, that’s simply Boris being Boris. Donald Trump paying giant sums of cash to a pornography star? Boys being boys. A lady dancing with a number of of her buddies in a lounge, although? DRUG TEST THE WITCH!

I shouldn’t be glib; I perceive why some individuals are so labored up about Marin letting her hair down. If I’m trustworthy, I discovered the prime minister’s behaviour unbelievable. I imply, the girl is a geriatric millennial, similar to me. And but she manages to juggle being prime minister with being a mom and nonetheless has the vitality to bounce together with her buddies whereas trying impossibly glamorous. Come on, that’s simply displaying off! I can barely summon the vitality to brush my hair some mornings, and my job doesn’t contain negotiations with Nato. (We might all be in loads of hassle if it did.) I must be pumped to the gills with amphetamines to be out dancing after 10pm today.

what, although? Whereas the drug-test calls for had been mired in sexism, I don’t suppose it’s a unhealthy thought for politicians to be compelled to take one sometimes. Within the US, quite a lot of employers (together with Coca-Cola) make their staff take random drug exams, however the individuals who run the nation and style punitive drug insurance policies usually are not compelled to undergo testing themselves. Drug exams all spherical, I reckon. It may very well be extraordinarily eye-opening.

Arwa Mahdawi is a Guardian columnist

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