Teenage girl steps in as Finland’s PM for Girls Takeover day
Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
Finish Prime Minister Sanna Marin stepped aside to let 16-year-old take her place on Wednesday, with the young campaigner Aaava Murto using the platform to decry online violence and gender stereotypes about technology. Girls around the world fear being excluded and discriminated against for getting involved in IT and technology, according to Murto. “If a girl says she plays video games, she is often considered weird,” Murto said in a speech posted on the government website. “If, on the other hand, a boy says he does not play video games or have a game console, he is considered weird for that reason.” The teenager also warned of online violence that restricts girls’ access to information.