‘Sex symbols’ a poor proxy in Sri Lanka

By Eve Aronson, Marlijn Meijer, Eleonora Maria Mazzoli and Filiz Dagci  A movie star, a beauty queen and a popular model are among candidates running in Sri Lankan’s provincial elections on March 29, leading some Sri Lankans to accuse political parties of pushing “sex symbols” in the name of female political representation.  The arrival of models and actresses onto the political stage, with their pictures splashed across newspapers, is beginning to make voters wonder about the political motivation behind such moves.  “Today, we must grapple with the possibility that celebrities, mainly women celebrities, are being used as smokescreens in politics,” said … Continue reading ‘Sex symbols’ a poor proxy in Sri Lanka