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Raw Politics: Panel debates the sexism scandal that's shocked Iceland

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Raw Politics: Panel debates the sexism scandal that's shocked Iceland

Raw Politics: Panel debates the sexism scandal that's shocked Iceland
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It has not been a good week for sexism.

Footballer Ada Hegerberg won the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or award but her triumph was overshadowed by a 'twerking' controversy.

Now, in Iceland, a scandal has broken out in parliament after several ministers were recorded using crude language to describe female colleagues and a disabled activist.

Raw Politics' panel of guests have been discussing both stories — take a look in the video player above.

The main target of the Icelandic ministers' language was disabled ex-MP Freyja Haraldsdottir.

Zara Todd, a friend of Haraldsdottir, who sits on the European Disability Forum committee, told Raw Politics it was "sexism in extreme".

She added the MP was "demoralised" after becoming a news story and that the comments were made in a "public space where anyone could have overheard".

Irish MEP, Marian Harkin, said the incident was horrific especially as Iceland is seen as a champion of women's rights.