Reaction to First Minister claiming calls for her to stand down over RHI crisis are 'misogynistic'

Jan 04, 2017, 09:50 AM

DUP leader Arlene Foster has hit out at calls for her to stand down over the RHI scheme and said calls for her to do so were because of her gender. The First Minister also accused Sinn Féin of being on a "party political mission" to weaken unionism and said she won't "roll over to Sinn Fein" just because she's a woman. Has gender really played a role in this? Would the reaction to the RHI scandal have been any different with a man leading the country?