Alexandre Chauveau, edited by Gauthier Delomez 19:06 p.m., April 01, 2023, modified at 19:07 p.m., April 01, 2023

After Olivier Dussopt in "Têtu", and Emmanuel Macron in "Pif Gadget", Marlène Schiappa also gave an interview in an unexpected magazine, "Playboy". An issue to be published on April 8, and whose timing questions opposition and deputies of the majority before the next day of mobilization against the pension reform.

This is not an April Fool's joke thrown by the government. Secretary of State Marlène Schiappa will pose on the front page of Playboy magazine in the April 8 issue. The former Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men gives a lengthy interview, but what is most interesting is the timing of this interview, just a few days after the end of the parliamentary process of the pension reform and while the protest is still alive in the street.

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After the coming-out of Olivier Dussopt in the magazine Têtu, where the Minister of Labour announced his homosexuality, and the interview of President Emmanuel Macron in Pif Gadget, Marlène Schiappa reveals herself in Playboy, over 12 pages of interview and four pages full of photos, to talk about feminism, abortion or LGBT rights.

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This communication plan is decried by the opposition, first and foremost Marine Le Pen. "That's not their role. From the moment the President of the Republic gives a big interview, in the midst of a political and social crisis, in 'Pif Gadget', I think that ministers feel a little free to do just about anything, "tackles the former finalist of the presidential election for the National Rally.

However, the choice of Playboy magazine also divides within the executive. "Inappropriate and clumsy," thundered some members of the majority. On the contrary, it is "justified in view of the known feminist commitments of Marlène Schiappa", say other Renaissance deputies.

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The Secretary of State had in any case not warned Matignon, who discovered this Friday in the press. The magazine will therefore be published on Thursday, at the same time as the next day of mobilization against the pension reform.