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The Real Feminist? Marine Le Pen Refuses to Wear Headscarf

by Thomas A. Hawk, published

Marine Le Pen is, some say, the face of alt-right in France. Political commentators on the left point to her anti-immigrant and anti-globalist rhetoric to brand her as a racist, à la Donald Trump.

Ironically, feminists and/or liberal politicians on the left have recently and increasingly been wearing headscarves to show solidarity with muslim countries.

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini wore a headscarf during a visit to Tehran in April 2016. Source: BBC

Swedish officials on visit to Iran.

Some might say that a real feminist would reject any country that forces a woman to cover her face — especially a female political leader from another state.

What do you think?

Photo Credit: Frederic Legrand /

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