Emmanuel Macron, Gérald Darmanin, Adrien Quatennens, etc.
The Observatory of sexist and sexual violence in politics awarded sexism prizes to French politicians on Friday.
These awards - of course ironic - were awarded during the "It's going to be fine" ceremony, a reference to this sentence addressed by the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin to the journalist Apolline Malherbe and which had caused controversy.
Overview of the big winners.
The "Godfathers" Macron and Mélenchon
The category of "Sponsors" was created by the Observatory of gender-based and sexual violence in politics and its partner La Déferlante to designate political figures who have supported relatives accused of violence against women.
Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon were "rewarded".
The president for having "supported Nicolas Hulot, Damien Abad and Gérald Darmanin" and the Insoumis leader Eric Coquerel and Adrien Quatennens, accused of domestic violence.
Eric Dupond-Moretti and Sébastien Chenu for "All hysterical"
The Keeper of the Seals received this award for a sentence pronounced in 2019 on the #MeToo movement.
He "allowed the liberation of speech and that's very good, but there are also" fools "who talk bullshit", he had declared.
As for the deputy of the National Rally Sébastien Chenu, he was pinned for having criticized the watch cells for sexist and sexual violence in political parties.
He said it was "sect stuff that comes to examine plaintiffs' files".
Julien Bayou and Adrien Quatennens for "J'accuse"
The ecologist and rebellious deputies have one thing in common: they are accused of violence by their ex-companion.
Julien Bayou is accused of moral harassment and Adrien Quatennens of "physical and moral violence".
The j'accuse prize therefore rewards men who “have the panache to expose conspiracies aimed at tarnishing their honor or the honor of their brothers in arms.
Because it's obvious that everything is linked, just look at the political calendar, or the ambition of those who spoke.
The “little angels gone too soon” Damien Abad and Benoît Simian
Former Minister of Solidarity Damien Abad, accused of rape and attempted rape by three women, obtained this award given to those who were "prevented from carrying out their mandate" because of "neo-feminist cabals".
He shares this category with the former majority deputy Benoît Simian who was convicted of harassment of his former partner.
Eric Zemmour's "freedom to bother"
Former far-right presidential candidate and polemicist Eric Zemmour was rewarded for his "deeply masculinist argument".
He had notably considered that the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn was "a castration of all French men" or that the "antivirilist" evolution of society is responsible for "disasters and suffering".
He is also accused of "inappropriate behavior and sexual assault" by eight women.
The "best hope" Darmanin
The Minister of the Interior is also entitled to his own category.
Gérald Darmanin won the “best hope” award.
Accused of rape for facts dating from 2009, his case was dismissed but the complainant appealed.
This award aims to congratulate those who “succeeded” and knew how to “thwart the traps set by relentless feminists”.
Gender-based and sexual violence: "It's going to be fine", ironic prices to sting politicians
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Eric Dupond Moretti
Violence against women