Mathilde Durand 9:01 am, September 01, 2021, modified at 9:01 am, September 01, 2021

The candidate for the ecological primary, Sandrine Rousseau, is the guest of Europe 1 this Wednesday.

Questioned by Sonia Mabrouk, she specifies her position on the veil.

"I think that in France the emancipation of women never involves a ban on clothing," she explains. 

INTERVIEW

She is the candidate of "ecofeminism".

Former vice-president of Europe-Ecologie-Les Verts, professor and researcher in economics and former vice-president of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional council, Sandrine Rousseau, is in the running for the environmentalist primary for the election presidential election of 2022. Invited from Europe 1 this morning, she clarified her position on the wearing of the veil by women.

A debate that sometimes crystallizes tensions in the feminist sphere.

"I think that in France the emancipation of women never involves a ban on clothing," she assures us.

Tackle sexism and stigma

"Stigmatizing women for the clothes she wears is precisely what has caused women to be stigmatized throughout the history of our country," she adds.

"The veil, the burka are sexist clothes, I have no problem with that. On the other hand, (...) we never force women to emancipate themselves. It is up to them to take this path, alone", nuance the candidate.

"We must fight against sexism everywhere", underlines Sandrine Rousseau.

"Women's freedom cannot be imposed and cannot be obtained by banning clothing, or a crop-top in high schools, or a veil."

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