12 October 2006

In France women are no political animal

Next year French presidential election is going to be fascinating. For the first time ever a woman is topping the polls. You probably don't think it's such an achievement but very very few women enter politics. Why: because in France in order to be a politician (or homme politique) you need to be over 50 and a man. And isn't it symptomatic that in English you say politicians and in French you say hommes politiques?! (there isn't any femmes politiques).

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