Jean-Michel Blanquer's response to the movement does not pass

On Monday September 14, teenage girls across France joined a movement to denounce injunctions on young girls' outfits. The Minister of Education spoke on the subject.

The Minister of Education spoke at BFMTV on the # Monday14September movement. We told you about it yesterday: appeared on Tiktok, it aims to free young girls from the injunctions imposed on them within their schools. Thus, French teenage girls were called upon to dress freely: shorts, skirts, tank tops … Many of them opted for outfits that were often banned and deemed provocative when going to school yesterday. It’s an action that has gained a lot of enthusiasm and many have spoken out against and testified to the sexism they have already suffered because of the clothes she was wearing.

This Monday, Jean-Michel Blanquer explained to BFMTV that the most important thing is to respect the internal regulations of each establishment: "It is high time that we had balanced positions in this country. Between those who do not want us to see their faces and those who want outfits of all kinds, I think there is a kind of common sense. to have." The words of Jean-Michel Blanquer are not unanimous and also go against other speeches broadcast by some government politicians. If the latter seems not to understand that the balance of a society is based above all on the freedom of everyone to dress as they see fit and without injunctions, Marlene Schiappa, Minister for Citizenship, supported the movement led by adolescent girls across France: "Today # Monday, September 14, young girls all over France spontaneously decided to wear low-cut crop top or makeup skirts to assert their freedom in the face of sexist judgments and acts. As a mother, I support them with sorority and admiration."

However, according to Jean Michel Blanquer: "Just dress normally and you'll be fine." He also adds: "The heads of establishments are obviously in their role to want to enforce normal outfits, quite simply. From this point of view, I believe that we must be careful of extremities, we must be in a position of balance and common sense. (…) a pity that we always try to pit people against each other on subjects that are ultimately simple. "

Did you know that consent is not that complicated?

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