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Man refused nationality because of "degrading attitude" to women.

(7 Posts)
noncuro Thu 09-Jun-11 21:23:49

Link here

This really threw me when I read it. On the one hand, I think it's fantastic for a government to show a strong commitment to equality (although France is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination), but on the other the decision seems to be a) more nationalistic than feminist and b) highly authoritarian.

I'm not sure which side makes me more uneasy to be honest. I think I'm a feminist, but I wonder if the man had been a European or an American with the same (abhorrent) views, whether he would have been refused nationality in the same way.

What do others think? Is this more straightforward than I think?

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 09-Jun-11 22:29:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dittany Thu 09-Jun-11 22:32:22

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sunshineandbooks Thu 09-Jun-11 22:33:55

Good point dittany grin

MisterDarsey Fri 10-Jun-11 00:20:16

Does this mean all the native-born French misogynists will also lose their nationality and get deported? I dont think so

Racism (and political opportunism), not feminism

claig Fri 10-Jun-11 00:55:21

Sounds political. Looks like Sarkozy wants to court the far right vote of the Front National

wrongdecade Fri 10-Jun-11 05:51:43

Is it more that by not letting her leave the house freely he's basically imprisoning his wife confused

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