femmecomplexe

Parle à haute voix

In Around the World on May 30, 2011 at 5:01 am

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2074070,00.html#ixzz1NTNhnV2o

So apparently in France feminist movements have been speaking out against the recent scandal involving former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  It’s about time.

Despite a leading democratic country, France is still extremely sexist, which is evident in a number of ways, but publicly so after the reactions by leading male figures in French society.  They came forth to protect Strauss-Kahn and belittle the victim, a hotel maid from Guinea.   However, after the quick and heated responses by feminists (both men and women), the media and politicians changed their tone.

Perhaps a change is coming to French society.   The young generation needs to continue to make their voices heard in this matter, and hopefully it will continue into the future, as well as other human rights issues that need to be addressed.

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