Never a dull moment in France. There are many strident voices in this country (including my own, I guess) which is why I needed to take a break yesterday and put up the Rita Hayworth post.
Today, however, is a new day and as I write this post at 8 pm on Sunday evening, the first results of the second round of local elections are coming in. They are the departmental elections to elect the membership of the councils of France’s 101 departments The centre-right political party UMP, headed by Nicolas Sarkozy, has won the majority vote. French voters have rejected the current Socialist party representatives and overwhelmingly rejected the far-right National Front representatives.
Earlier today in the north of France, Femen activists were holding up posters that didn’t say “I am Charlie”, but rather “I am Fascist”. They were protesting the presence of Marine Le Pen and her party, the National Front.
What exactly is this radical feminist protest group that calls itself FEMEN? Exactly two years ago, in March 2013, I wrote a blog post on these courageous, tough women. The link is below.