Trilby Beresford
July 15, 2016 8:38 am
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Following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s swift departure from office after the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, Theresa May has taken over the reins as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (so, you know, no pressure). And stepping with her into the international spotlight is her husband Philip May, whose title is now First Man.

As Prime Ministers have historically been men (save Margaret Thatcher—hey, girl!), the media tends to put the First Lady under a fashion magnifying glass, down to every little detail.

But if you thought that Philip would escape unscathed because he’s a man, but the British newspaper Metro has brilliantly highlighted gender stereotypes by commenting on absolutely everything that he was wearing as he accompanied his wife to their new home, 10 Downing Street. The result is PURE GENIUS.

They described his suit (which is undeniably plain) as a “sexy navy suit with a flourish of pinstripe.” Here’s where it gets good: “A single fastened button at the waist helped show off his fantastic figure.”  And they just keep upping their game: “A pale blue tie brought out the color of his eyes.”

This might be our favorite part: “Round glasses perched on his nose accentuated his amazing bone structure—no doubt one of the assets he used to help him bag his wife.”

Women’s clothing choices and general appearance are scrutinized exactly like this all the time, so we’re digging this article because it shows how truly ridiculous it is. Though it was lampooning the way media fawns over a woman’s looks, hopefully this story will raise awareness about the need to crush gender stereotypes once and for all.

Incidentally, Twitter is also helping.

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