Sexual violence: the legitimate question of a high school student who upsets Emmanuel Macron

Sexual violence: the legitimate question of a high school student who upsets Emmanuel Macron

The French head of state is criticized after the intervention of the gendarmerie with a high school student who asked him a sensitive question concerning his management of sexual and gender-based violence.


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VYou put at the head of the state men accused of rape and violence against women. Why ? “The relevant question was asked this Thursday, June 9 by Laura, an 18-year-old high school student, to President Emmanuel Macron during a visit to Gaillac on the theme of security in rural areas. All smiles when he approaches the young woman, the president’s face closes when he hears her questioning. His answer: “The liberation of speech (of women victims of sexual violence, editor’s note), I accompanied it and I will continue to accompany it, to protect it. At the same time, to function in society, you must have the presumption of innocence”.




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