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Rachida Dati’s paternity case illustrates the extent of sexist attitudes toward female politicians in France

Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
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  • Hq The Family. Marriage. Woman
  • Jn Political Institutions (Europe)


A ruling is due next week on the court case involving the paternity of former French justice minister Rachida Dati’s child. Nabila Ramdani writes that the case is just the latest in a series of stories about sex scandals and affairs that have dominated the press in a country where female politicians have a terrible public image.

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