What if Julia was Julian?
A progression? Illustration: Rocco Fazzari
In a week filled with claims of sexism and misogyny, talk of largish bottoms and ‘‘cow’’ gibes in the media, the question should really be asked: what difference would it make if Julia was a Julian? Would being male spike the polls to the desired effect? And if we are going to be shallow enough to make gender the issue not only in politics but the media, what would be the perfect mix of a male prime minster? Are prime ministers with largish bottoms the equivalent of prime ministers with biggish bellies?
Things can’t be that bad if the argument has been reduced to the above and, as this week’s espresso video animation proves, being shallow could play a big part in who we vote for.