France to Women: ‘You’re Welcome.’
An Algerian man’s Bad Sexism precludes him from qualifying for French citizenship. ‘[H]is idea of sexual equality is not that of the republic’. Hurrah for the French state! One feels certain this man’s sexism had a kind of Muslimness to it, rather than displaying any fidelity to long-protected Republican traditions of ‘machismo … sexual predat[ion] … salacious remarks … paternalism … infantilization … aggression … male domination … & phallocracy’. One feels sure that were he to sexually assault a domestic worker, for example, he would do so with a complete lack of any suave Gallic élan.