womens rights

The opportunist 'feminism' of the French Right

France — Analysis

France’s conservative opposition party Les Républicains is readying itself for primary elections in November to decide who will become its candidate in presidential elections next year. In the debates, and speeches at its annual congress earlier this month, the issue of women’s rights has been placed at the fore. But not in the broad context of gender equality, rather as an argument over the issue of Muslim practices in France and the perceptions of a French ‘identity’. Ellen Salvi analyses the rhetoric, and the hypocrisy, of a new-found feminism among a party that remains firmly sexist.

French women's rights minister in focus as spotlight shines on gender politics

France — Link

While François Hollande's cabinet contains record number of women, feminist groups complain that few get roles of substance.