New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern denies misogyny caused her resignation

Ardern has denied that misogyny and the pressures of raising a family while serving as New Zealand’s prime minister led to her resignation.

Thursday, after five and a half years in office, Ms. Ardern announced her resignation, stating she just had nothing left to give.

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, co-leader of the Mori political party Te Pti Mori, hypothesized that the Prime Minister had become weary of ‘personal attacks’ and ‘vilification’ resulting mostly from her tight Covid restrictions.

Meanwhile, New Zealand actor Sam Neill stated that he was not shocked by the resignation of a person who had been the target of misogynistic insults and attacks from “bullies.”

Ms. Ardern stated, one day after her shocking declaration, that women in leadership positions might now enjoy having a family in a way that may have been difficult in former years.

Is additional work necessary (for women in leadership)? Yes, but that was not the reason for my departure,’ she told reporters on Friday outside the Hawke’s Bay airport.

Jacinda Ardern has denied that misogyny and the responsibilities of raising a family while serving as New Zealand’s prime minister prompted her resignation.

Ms. Ardern praised the ‘amazing support’ she received during her tenure, during which she gave birth to her daughter Neve, who is now four years old.

As she addressed the media, the prime minister was observed standing with her hands in her pockets and wearing sneakers.

Last night was the first time in a very long time that I slept well, she said.

Despite the difficulty of her decision, Ms. Ardern said she had no regrets.

There is still a variety of feelings. ‘Of course, I am sad, but I also feel a feeling of relief,’ she said.

I have no doubts about the decision.

During her announcement, she disputed that the frequent threats and insults on her character prompted her resignation.

Ms. Ardern expressed her eagerness to spend additional time with her fiance Clarke Gayford and daughter Neve.

Ms. Ardern emphasized that while there will be much speculation over the’real reason’ for her departure, she simply had nothing left to give.

Ms. Ngarewa-Packer, however, asserted that Ms. Ardern was “forced out of office by constant personalization and slander.”

She continued, “Her whanau have endured the ugliest attacks over the past two years in what we consider to be the most demeaning form of politics we have ever seen.”

Ms. Ngarewa-Packer appreciated the “outstanding contribution” of the prime minister to New Zealand.

She remarked, “She has led our country through its darkest times with absolute dignity while keeping our economic status in line with the most prosperous OECD nations in the world.”

Sam Neill (seen in Spain on 11 October 2019) has strongly defended Jacinda Ardern just hours after she quit as New Zealand’s prime minister.

Our nation need the grace of a wahine to guide us through this era of our history, and she did so with the highest modesty and honor.

Former prime minister and New Zealand’s first female elected leader, Helen Clark, reiterated Ms. Ngarewa-reservations Packer’s regarding Ms. Ardern’s treatment.

In this day of social media, clickbait, and 24/7 media cycles, Jacinda has been subjected to an unparalleled level of anger and hostility in New Zealand, she added.

Our society should consider whether it will continue to tolerate the severe polarization that is making politics an increasingly unattractive profession.

Neill also commented on her resignation, sending her a note of encouragement.

Today, the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern resigned. I am neither surprised nor angry with her,’ he wrote.

As she addressed the media on Friday at Hawke’s Bay Airport, the prime minister was spotted standing with her hands in her pockets while wearing sneakers.

The treatment she has received over the past few months has been terrible and humiliating.

I believe she was an exceptional leader through the most difficult circumstances. She deserved better. And we will have the lesser leadership we deserve.

I shall personally miss her. Additionally, thank her. And wish her a far brighter future.

Ms. Ardern famously shut down a reporter’s sexist remark when he questioned why she and the prime minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, were meeting due to their similar ages.

“Many people will question if you’re meeting because you’re the same age and share a lot of interests…

Or can New Zealanders truly anticipate future deals between the two nations?’ he queried at a press conference with the pair.

Ms. Ardern promptly interrupted him to say, “I wonder if anyone has ever asked Barack Obama and (former New Zealand prime minister) John Key if they met due to their similar ages.”

‘There are obviously more men than women in politics. It is a fact. However, the fact that two women meet is not solely due to their gender.

Thursday, Ms. Ardern expressed her eagerness to spend time with her fiancee, Clarke Gayford, and their daughter.

“I know what is required for this position. And I realize I no longer have the capacity to do it justice,’ she remarked.

It would be detrimental for me to continue.

“Mom is looking forward to being present when you begin school this year, Neve. And to Clarke, let’s finally tie the knot!’

Ms. Ardern resigns at the age of 42 after becoming leader little over five years ago on October 26, 2017. She was New Zealand’s youngest-ever prime minister, and prior to that, the youngest sitting member of parliament in 2008, at the age of 28.

She stated the fact that her party was trailing the National Party in the polls ahead of the approaching election had nothing to do with her decision to resign.

She stated, “I am not leaving because I do not believe we can win the election, but because I do believe we can and will.”

But we need a new set of shoulders for this year’s and the following three years’ difficulties.

Being Prime Minister has been the greatest honor of my life, and I want to thank the people of New Zealand for the immense privilege of leading the country for the past five and a half years.

‘With such a privileged position comes responsibility, including the duty to recognize when you are qualified to lead and when you are not.

I have given my all to my position as prime minister, but it has taken a toll on me. You cannot and should not perform the task unless you have a full tank plus a little reserve for the inevitable unplanned and unforeseen obstacles.

“Having reflected over the summer, I’ve realized that I no longer have that little bit extra in my tank to do the work right. It’s that easy.

I spoke with the Governor-General this morning to inform her.

In addition to our ambitious agenda that sought to address long-term issues such as the housing crisis, child poverty, and climate change, we had to respond to a major biosecurity incursion, a domestic terror attack, a volcanic eruption, and a global pandemic and ensuing economic crisis that occurred once every hundred years. Constant and weighty were the decisions that needed to be taken.

I am immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years despite the numerous obstacles we’ve faced. We have reversed the trend of child poverty and created the largest increases in social support and public housing stock in decades.

We have facilitated access to education and training while enhancing worker wages and conditions. And we’ve worked hard to make headway on matters pertaining to our national identity – I believe that educating our history in schools and celebrating Matariki as our own indigenous national holiday will make a difference for decades to come.

“And we’ve accomplished this while responding to some of the greatest threats to the health and economic well-being of New Zealanders since, arguably, World War II.”

The Labour party is in an exceptional position to contest the upcoming election. They are the most experienced crew in the country and have proven they possess the required ability to handle any situation.

“I’m not leaving because I don’t think we can win the election, but because I think Labour can and will.” For this year’s and the next three years’ difficulties, we require a new set of shoulders.

“I wish to leave New Zealanders with the belief that one can be both kind and strong, empathetic and resolute, hopeful and focused. And that you can be your own type of leader – one who knows when to leave.’