Jean-Michel Blanquer’s comments follow protests over high school dress codes for female studentsFrance’s education minister has sparked a sexism row after demanding high school pupils dress in “republican style” for classes.Jean-Michel Blanquer’s comments came a week after a protest by girls at French high schools about being hauled in front of headteachers or turned away from lessons because they were wearing mini skirts, low-cut or crop tops deemed “provocative”. Continue reading...
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Outrage after far-right politician orders Muslim woman to remove headscarf on trip to parliamentThe French government...Outrage after far-right politician orders Muslim woman to remove headscarf on trip to parliamentThe French government has insisted it will not seek to ban Muslim women who wear headscarves from volunteering to help on school trips after an incident in which mothers accompanying pupils were told to remove them sparked outrage.One mother said pupils were distressed and traumatised when a far-right politician told her to take off her headscarf in a regional parliament in eastern France, where she was helping out on a primary school outing for her son’s class. Continue reading...