Marine Le Pen: Feminist or Fascist?
Right-wing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen declined to cover her hair in order to meet with the top Sunni authority in Lebanon, an action which caused protesters to accuse her of fascism and drew comparisons to President Trump. Le Pen, who is anti-immigration and running for president in a country where some Islamic attire is outlawed, claimed to see nothing wrong with her refusal. She was supported by her deputy, who tweeted that Le Pen’s actions were a “message of liberty” to women everywhere. While Lebanese opinions have been made clear, whether French citizens think Le Pen is feminist or fascist may not be discovered until Election Day.
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