French justice supports Miss France before feminist group

January 6, 2023, 1:30 PM

January 6, 2023, 1:30 PM

The justice dismissed this Friday the demand of a feminist association in France that brought the contest before a labor court Miss France for considering the recruitment conditions of the candidates “discriminatory”.

The Asociation ““Osez le feminisme” denounced the organization of the contest in October 2021 for the clauses that it then imposed on the applicants, such as measure at least 1.70 meters, being single or representing “the beauty”.

Although the court declared itself competent to study the lawsuit, it was finally dismissed, the association said, calling it an “intolerable decision that perpetuates a discriminatory and illegal hiring process.”

“Osez le féminisme”, which does not rule out appealing the decision, also contested the legal link between the contest and the candidates, that since last year sign an employment contract as “models”.

The feminist activists They consider that this contract should start from the regional selection of the candidates and not just three days before the national election.

In its 2019 annual report on sexism in France, the High Council for Equality between Women and Men, a government advisory body, called this “archaic cartoon” contest.

In November, the president of the Société Miss France, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, denied to journalists that the election of Miss France could be considered “sexist” and denounced an attempt at “censorship”.

Although the height criterion is maintained, the last edition in 2022 introduced changes: the maximum age limit of 24 years disappeared, the candidates can be married and transsexual women can participate.