Former Ministers Say Sexual Harassment Is Rampant In French Government
More than a dozen women who have served as French ministers wrote a letter detailing the unchecked sexual harassment in the country's government.
Several of France's female ministers are fighting to end the sexual harassment they say is rampant in the country's government.
More than a dozen former ministers published an open letter in Le Journal du Dimanche listing specific examples of remarks they say male colleagues made.
These included comments like, "Your skirt is too long, you need to shorten it," and, "Aside from her great breasts, how is she?"
French politicians have gotten a lot of attention this week for alleged sexual harassment.
The country's deputy speaker of parliament Denis Baupin resigned after facing sexual assault and harassment accusations. His lawyers say he plans to sue the two media outlets that published the accusations for defamation.
Sapin later admitted to grabbing the journalist and apologized.
Last year 40 journalists also denounced the sexism they say they faced from male politicians.
At the time, their outlook on a possible solution seemed bleak — they said nothing could be done with older men running the government.
In the most recent letter from the ministers, a solution seemed equally difficult to find. They said laws against sexual harassment are in place but not enforced.
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