Jean-Luc Mélenchon, his lieutenants and the “rebellious” feminists

By a cruel irony of fate, the meeting must take place in the afternoon of Thursday, September 22, in Paris. This is Caroline De Haas who will officiate. The feminist activist, whose thirty-five-person SME, Egaé, sells companies and parties training against moral harassment, sexist behavior and sexual violence, signed a contract with La France insoumise at the beginning of the summer. (LFI) and its seventy-five new deputies. During the party’s summer days in August, they have already worked on the moral violence that elected officials sometimes impose on their assistants.

On the program for this Thursday? A working session aimed at “breaking through the illusion of equality”, announces the brochure of the company, with questionnaires intended to identify ordinary sexism and behavior sanctioned by law. The activist wants to approach with the deputies “this shared feeling (…) that progress in terms of gender equality has been so significant in recent years that we have almost achieved equality”. It is unlikely, however, that the meeting will turn into a collective psychoanalysis: often brandished like a banner, the subject remains taboo as soon as it goes back to the elected officials of LFI.

Thirty-two women and forty-three men sitting under the label of this formation in the National Assembly are supposed to attend this formation. Among them, Adrien Quatennens and Eric Coquerel, two of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s lieutenants (“JLM »), two men whose behavior towards women contradicts the feminism claimed by the party. Sunday September 18, the first, young coordinator of LFI sometimes given as the dolphin of “JLM”, announced his withdrawal for “protect the movement [et] its militants. Revealed by The chained Duck, a handrail filed at the police station by his wife, while they are in the process of divorce, details disputes, the “confiscation” of a telephone, as well as a slap, as the deputy from the North admitted. The Lille prosecutor’s office has just opened a preliminary investigation. As for the second, chairman of the finance committee at the Assembly, he seems on borrowed time since the judiciary opened an investigation for “sexual harassment” following a complaint from an activist denouncing wandering hands and text messages. moved.

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For both of them, the party started by building a dyke and tried to impose the “line”. “Objective of the barouf on Coquerel: his presidency of the finance commission and the revenge of the National Rally”struck Mélenchon, in July, certain that the deputy “is not guilty of anything at all” and “is the subject of a rumor and a political operation”. ” Private matter “swept away the close guard of this same Jean-Luc Mélenchon about Adrien Quatennens, until the “chef” himself published, on Sunday, September 18, a tweet welcoming… ” courage “ of his deputy, as if a slap did not fall into the category of violence against women.

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