Sexism row grips German politics and shakes CDU

Sexism row grips German politics and shakes CDU
 

A young woman politician who attacked sexism in Germany's governing Christian Democrat (CDU) party has won praise from many fellow politicians but some have also questioned her motives.
In an open letter Jenna Behrends, a newly elected CDU politician in Berlin, complained that sexism was rife in the party. She felt insulted when a senator called her a "sweet mouse".
Minister for Families Manuela Schwesig said sexist jokes were "unacceptable".
A Green MP also backed Ms Behrends.
Gesine Agena, the Greens' spokesperson on women's issues, said she had also heard "daft... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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