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Women's Council Slams 'Deeply Sexist' Mary Lou McDonald Cartoon

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:31 PM - 22 Mar 2021



The National Women's Council of Ireland believes a cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch was 'deeply sexist'.

The image of the Sinn Fein leader appeared in yesterday's Sunday Independent.

Mary Lou McDonald responded to the cartoon on Twitter:

According to the national women's council, the cartoon published in the Sunday Independent is exactly why women won't enter politics.

Spokesperson Emma De Souza says the witch cartoon is a "deeply sexist troupe used to dehumanize women."

She says "Ireland is currently ranked 101st globally for female parliamentarians which is hardly a position to be proud of. Cultural institutions such as the media do play a significant role in shaping society's perception of women."



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