UK politician calls out interviewer for sexist question

Liz Kendall Wants Male and Female Politicians Treated the Same

British Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall is our new hero.

During an interview with a UK tabloid, the interviewer asked Kendall how much she weighed. As a contender for a political position, Kendall thought this was an absolutely ridiculous question and replied with an expletive phrase.

She asked the interviewer not to publish that phrase, but he didn't listen. Here is a clip from the article from UK's Daily Mail:

"Kendall maintains her lithe figure by jogging 20 miles a week. On Saturday nights she loves to dance to rap music at discos with friends...Her jacket, navy blue 'vest' and trousers are from Reiss. L.K. Bennett and Reiss are two of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite fashion brands – and slinky brunette Liz, or Elizabeth Louise, to give her full Royal-sounding Christian names, looks as good in them as slinky brunette Kate. In fact she looks the same weight as the Duchess – about 8st – though when I ask she slaps me down with a raucous '**** off!', adding quickly: 'Don't print that.'"

Kendall later explained during a radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live that she is tired of being asked sexist questions that have absolutely nothing to do with her campaign.

To put things in context, she asks, could you imagine them asking the weight of the prime minister, George Osborne or any other leading politician?

Watch the interview with BBC Radio here:

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