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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #268 - National Front: Marine Le Pen, false feminist (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:55:35 +0200

Subversion seems to be the quality sine qua non to present itself to the presidency of the Republic. One of those who boast of being "antisystem" is of course Marine Le Pen. In this context, she uses feminist discourse from an opportunistic and electoralist perspective. ---- Various personalities or groups of far right are inspired at this time by feminism and affirm that the answer to the inferiorization of the women is in the defense of a traditional femininity. Marine Le Pen, unlike Antigones, for example, does not claim a "sensitivity" specific women but rather states that "it is not a species to protect! We (women) are not poor things!" [1]. ---- Recently, Marine Le Pen and his entourage were displayed against the positions of Marion Maréchal-Le Pen who wants to "return to full and unlimited reimbursement of abortion." This position is politically expedient and not feminist. It is indeed permissible to doubt the anti-patriarchal commitment of the one who until then had always vigorously criticized the right to abortion.

Women's rights as a strategy for

Certainly, sometimes Marine Le Pen defends the rights of women with a rhetorical emphasis in the stands of big daily newspapers, but only if it allows him to broadcast a racist speech. After the sexual assault and rape that occurred during the night of Christmas Eve in Cologne last year, she said: "What barbarism can be exercised again against women, due to political Migratory fills me with fright. "

On the other hand, when the barbarism is accomplished by white men, French and patrons, Marine Le Pen and the FN supports it. Thus, Frontist senators tabled an amendment to the Labor Act aimed at abolishing Article 1-bis on sexual harassment. According to them, "allowing victims of gender harassment to present only the facts of facts suggesting the existence of harassment, Article 1a opens the door to serious abuses and promotes negative attitudes procedural relations between employer And employed ". The fear of the party leader fades easily when gender-based violence is committed by employers. Marine Le Pen does nothing but defend his own class interests here.

It is, indeed, the bourgeois and patriarchal order, established for centuries, that it defends. Marine Le Pen and her party praise the "traditional" family and castigate the right of women to dispose of their bodies and homosexuality. Criticism of the system and the struggle to destroy it require courage, tenacity, materialist analysis and the elaboration of a collective and emancipatory political project. Marine Le Pen has only one objective: power. It instrumentalises feminism for a purely personal and electoralist purpose. The FN, by its very nature as a party of extreme right, defends the reaction, the tradition and therefore those who already possess, those who are already powerful, those who are perfectly integrated into the system.

Lucie (AL Saint-Denis)

[1]Most of the references used in this article come from the collective's website "Women's rights against the extreme right" which was created to fight against misconceptions and double discourse spread by the extreme right.

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