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Jacinda Ardern's excellent adventure

Friday 20th April 2018

NZ's 'pregnant leftie PM' gets photographed with various world leaders across Europe. The Internet loses its mind.


Image: The Internet

Jacinda Ardern has been in Paris, Berlin and London this week for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (swoon.)

Oh, and she's also made Time Magazine's list of the year's 100 most influential people.

And while apparently due to Ardern being a woman (shock) and pregnant (horror) some people have lost their minds (though our PM is not a stranger to weird sexist happenings,) other people have done some top-notch social media-ing. And yes, I have included one of my own tweets in here. And yes, I do feel a bit weird about it. But #TGIF, right?!

Here are some of our favourite (and not so favourite) Twitter hot takes: 

Of course, not everyone is happy - like whoever those people are who spend their days furiously tweeting unflattering superzoom pics of the PM’s face are.  

And then there’s Mark Richardson *sad face emoji* aaand a bit of #EverydaySexism from the British tabloids.




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Susan Strongman is an Auckland-based journalist at The Wireless. She is interested in social issues, human rights and people, but prefers to spend her spare time with her cats.
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