French MP says 'virility' symbol of barbecued meat must end

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Sandrine Rousseau, a Member of Parliament with France's EELV Green party and a self-declared “eco-feminist”, prompted criticism from the Right when, arguing for less meat consumption, she said that the country had 'to change mentality so that eating steak cooked on a barbecue is not a symbol of virility'.

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A prominent French green MP has sparked a national debate by suggesting that red meat is macho and grilled ribs are a gender issue, reports The Guardian.