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Nicola Sturgeon says ladies who prioritise their profession over having youngsters are seen as ‘cold-hearted b****es’
- Nicola Sturgeon, 52, is married to SNP stalwart Peter Murrell for over a decade
- First Minister has acquired scrutiny over why she by no means had youngsters throughout her profession
- She revealed in 2016 that she suffered a miscarriage 5 years earlier
- And stated in interview folks assume ladies would not have a household are ‘b****es’
Women who would not have youngsters are dismissed as ‘cold-hearted bitches’ who prioritise their careers over having a household, Nicola Sturgeon has stated.
The First Minister, now 52, who has been married to fellow Scottish National Party stalwart Peter Murrell for greater than a decade, has up to now been closely scrutinised over why she by no means had youngsters.
However, in 2016 she revealed she had suffered a miscarriage 5 years earlier.
Yesterday, in an interview with The Guardian, she stated it was necessary to talk out about her expertise, ‘because if you are a woman, particularly in a senior position without children, there is an assumption made that you’re a cold-hearted b**** that has determined to prioritise your profession over having youngsters’.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, pictured at West Calder High School in West Calder on Thursday
Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) chief Nicola Sturgeon reacts as she is stunned by her husband Peter Murrell in May this 12 months
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell be a part of SNP Westminster candidates and activists in 2015
She stated that whereas her private life had been topic to extreme scrutiny and commentary, ‘men don’t get that’. She added: ‘The perfect illustration is [Alex] Salmond – I can’t recall a single interview that he did in his complete time as First Minister or SNP chief about why he didn’t have youngsters.’
Miss Sturgeon additionally stated she felt a accountability to cut back the stigma surrounding the menopause, including: ‘If there are things you can do to try to move the dial a little bit, I’ve acquired some obligation to do this.’
When requested to outline what makes a lady – a query which has both tripped up or been dodged by many senior politicians – she stated it included ladies who had been born ladies and those that had been transgender. She added: ‘The vast majority of women are people like us, who were born women and are biological women, and a very small number who are trans women – who are women.’