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"Miss France" rejects sue pageant for selecting beauty queen contestants on their appearance

Three Miss France beauty pageant contestants have joined a leading feminist group in suing the contest for alleged discrimination based on their appearance.

The 'Osez le feminisme' (Dare to be a Feminist) group, along with three failed contestants, said they were targeting the Miss France company as well as Endemol Production, which makes the annual TV programme screened on the TF1 channel.

Osez le feminisme said that it had filed a complaint with the state labour tribunal on behalf of the three former contestants, who didn't make the cut, saying they had given up trying to get their arguments across by other methods.

The plaintiffs argue that the companies are breaking French labour law with discriminatory selection criteria by obliging aspiring beauty queens to be more than 1.70 metres tall, single, and 'representative of beauty'.

The French labour code forbids companies from discriminating on the basis of 'morals, age, family status or physical appearance,' Violaine De Filippis-Abate, a lawyer for Osez le feminisme, told AFP.

'For all our protests every year against this vehicle for sexist values, nothing changes,' said Alyssa Ahrabare, head of the Dare to be Feminist group. 'We have decided to use the law to advance the cause of women.'

The three contestants involved in the case have not been named.

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by Anonymousreply 38October 22, 2021 3:24 PM

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

Ugly, fat SOWS!

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by Anonymousreply 1October 19, 2021 10:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 2October 19, 2021 10:26 PM

I can relate, I once sued the Olympics for discriminating against me on the basis of my athleticism

by Anonymousreply 3October 19, 2021 10:27 PM

That’s like saying the NBA discriminates on the basis of height, or Harvard on the basis of intelligence.

by Anonymousreply 4October 19, 2021 10:42 PM

But, but, but... Our daddies and mommies have always told us that we are incredibly special and the very best! How dare these monsters not acknowledge how amazing we are? Thus, we'll take revenge by destroying them so we can adjust reality to suit our narcissistic vision of ourselves, rather than accept our limitations!

Signed, 3 Gen Z snowflakes who have been subjected to literal violence by the Miss France beauty pageant

by Anonymousreply 5October 19, 2021 11:14 PM

I wish the judge would throw it out of court and scold them for being such bad feminists for entering beauty pageants in the first place

by Anonymousreply 6October 19, 2021 11:29 PM

So next time shave under your arms and get the landing field turned into a strip.

by Anonymousreply 7October 19, 2021 11:44 PM

Good for them. Such an outdated institution.

by Anonymousreply 8October 19, 2021 11:53 PM

I thought France was anti-woke?

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 5:21 AM

R8 if you don't like it, don't participate or watch.

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 5:21 AM

Mish Fransh

by Anonymousreply 11October 22, 2021 5:31 AM

Lesbians support this but will whine about trans women in the next breath.

by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 5:48 AM

R12 Many lesbians won't support this, because they like to ogle hot young women just like the straight guys. The only people who supports shit like this are ugly women and trans people. Lesbians, straight men, and bi people like beauty pageants because they like to see beautiful women, gay men like them because they are campy, and beautiful women like it because it reinforces beauty.

by Anonymousreply 13October 22, 2021 5:55 AM

R10 remember when we used to say that to just the religious right whenever hey would complain about certain content in films/shows.

by Anonymousreply 14October 22, 2021 6:40 AM

No, lesbians have bee behind every charge like this before.

by Anonymousreply 15October 22, 2021 8:12 AM

Lol imagine being some of the most beautiful in the country and then act spiteful when you lose in a beauty pageant. Suck it up sore losers.

by Anonymousreply 16October 22, 2021 8:45 AM

She stunk!

by Anonymousreply 17October 22, 2021 8:47 AM

[quote] Lesbians support this but will whine about trans women in the next breath.

Maybe lesbians of a certain age, but most are pro-trans now.

by Anonymousreply 18October 22, 2021 8:48 AM

[quote] Lol imagine being some of the most beautiful in the country and then act spiteful when you lose in a beauty pageant. Suck it up sore losers.

You mean like this??

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by Anonymousreply 19October 22, 2021 9:33 AM

Or like this??

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by Anonymousreply 20October 22, 2021 9:34 AM

Or my ALL-TIME favorite... THIS!!!

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by Anonymousreply 21October 22, 2021 9:36 AM

It’s a scholarship program.

by Anonymousreply 22October 22, 2021 9:48 AM

Feminist Lesbians were ALWAYS denouncing beauty pageants.

Judging women on their looks? Literal genocide.

by Anonymousreply 23October 22, 2021 10:00 AM

[quote] Judging women on their looks? Literal genocide.

That's odd.

All the women I know, ALWAYS judge each other on their looks.


And they're really catty about it too.

Don't blame men for this.

by Anonymousreply 24October 22, 2021 10:03 AM

Yes, women judge women far more than any man ever does.

No matter how much feminist lesbians try to deny it.

by Anonymousreply 25October 22, 2021 10:05 AM

And not an ounce of misogyny in your comment, well done!!! How telling haha

by Anonymousreply 26October 22, 2021 10:05 AM

Really? How disappointing. I like to have misogyny in every comment I make. I'll try harder next time.

by Anonymousreply 27October 22, 2021 10:07 AM

R23 the feminists lesbians of yesteryear are not the same as today. Nowadays, they are more concerned with being acknowledged as biological women and not being erased from so-called LGBT+ history.

by Anonymousreply 28October 22, 2021 10:19 AM

Oh R27 my comment r26 wasn’t for you sorry I forgot the tag, it was for r10, but controlled reaction ;)

by Anonymousreply 29October 22, 2021 10:21 AM

No, they are quite literally the same people. They still hate men and nature.

by Anonymousreply 30October 22, 2021 10:22 AM

R29 how was my comment misogynistic?

by Anonymousreply 31October 22, 2021 10:26 AM

[quote][R8] if you don't like it, don't participate or watch.

No, I must control everything!

Ban fun! It's misogynistic!

by Anonymousreply 32October 22, 2021 10:28 AM

I love the wig and crown snatchings at R19, R20, and R21.


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by Anonymousreply 33October 22, 2021 10:31 AM

R31 I would have thought it fairly obvious but suggesting women shouldn’t protest something and should stay quiet about it instead is good old fashioned misogyny 101 non?

by Anonymousreply 34October 22, 2021 11:02 AM

I'd win as Miss France easily if I was from France and the organizers raised the age limit just a tad.

by Anonymousreply 35October 22, 2021 11:12 AM

R34 I never suggested that. I was merely saying if beauty pageants offend you, then avoid them.

by Anonymousreply 36October 22, 2021 11:18 AM

I was 31, btw/

by Anonymousreply 37October 22, 2021 11:19 AM

R36 I do avoid them, but my original comment was about the women and you addressed that one so it seemed like you were talking about them.

by Anonymousreply 38October 22, 2021 3:24 PM
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