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Marlene Schiappa, a feminist activist turned Swiss army knife of government

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Marlene Schiappa, the government’s Swiss army knife, returns as Secretary of State for Social and Solidarity Economy and Associative Life.

Macroni’s loyalist, the first-term media personality, returns to government this Monday, ousted by Integrity Minister Damien Abbott, who has been accused of attempted rape.

“Unity Minister is responsible for DGCS (Directorate General of Social Cohesion). This means that most directly, the entire liaison service for women’s rights and gender equality is attached to the Unity Minister. Is a person implicated in several rape cases (…) entitled to be guardian over this directorate? I think the question arises,” he said on BFMTV last week.

Advocate for government action since 2017

Does this mean Marlene Schiappa is returning to the role of firefighter in the government? After posts on social themes, he has a portfolio on economics for the first time. After seeing his star fade from the summer of 2020 when he stayed in Beauvais under the shadow of Gerald Dorman, he returns to the social and solidarity economy, where as ministerial representative for citizenship he dealt specifically with questions of asylum and the integration of foreigners. .

For example, he had to coordinate the reception of Afghan refugees after the Taliban came to power and, more recently, the reception of Ukrainians. Very active in social networks, subscriber of television sets, communicator Marlene Schiappa, age 39, married and mother of two children, has also been a defender of government activities since 2017.

Outspoken

During Emmanuel Macron’s first five-year term, between 2017 and 2020 she was Secretary of State in charge of equality between women and men and the fight against discrimination. In the title. An outspoken, fast-riser in the media, she was once recognized for her wrongdoings, but her personality allowed her to popularize her favorite themes, such as secularism.

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In discussions, a few years ago, he suggested the possibility of obtaining CAP early childhood for validation of experience (VAE) of young mothers. The words have earned him criticism from experts in the field, who see it as “devaluing” their work. He promoted a massive rate of 75% of episiotomies in France (against 20% according to the latest official statistics at the time), to address the “maternal violence” suffered by women, this time angering gynecologists.

“Is this a good situation, Minister?” »

Formerly elected from civil society, Jean-Claude Poulard, the Socialist mayor of Le Mans, was a representative for equality (anti-discrimination, fight against gender equality, monitoring of the LGBT Charter). A communications graduate, in 2008 she founded the blog “Mom Works”, a network of “working mothers” that raises demands for parental equality, especially the reconciliation of family life and professional life.

Originally from Corsica, Marlene Schiappa grew up in Paris, where she was born on November 18, 1982. “From the age of 13, I lived with my sister at my father’s house. We lived in a housing estate and the idea was to make him understand that going out on the street was not equal to him,” she told the press to explain her feminist commitment. A blogger, social activist, and speaker before entering government, Marlene Schiappa is a prolific writer. His latest book: “Is this a good situation, Minister? »

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