Eleven men and women. Good start. Now what are their ideologies and political views? What's their ability to reliably represent the French People, and to do their jobs with integrity, respect, and ethics? What have they advocated for in previous positions prior to this appointment, and what's their track record of actually following through and keeping their promises?Because that matters a heck of a lot more than what they have between their legs.
For example, Trump has an African American (Ben Carson) working for him, and is nominating another one (David Clarke), does that mean jack, whatsoever? Is two black men working for him doing anything at all to stop this country from spiraling into political violence and lunacy? Did Colin Powell, a black man under Bush, or Condoleeza Rice, a black woman, stop the illegal Iraq War from happening? If I recall, they openly supported it.
This is why I hate identity politics. The notion that if someone's a minority they can't do anything wrong or be anyone crazy, or somehow become a good, reliable, and moral person because of it; when the truth is that human beings are subject to human nature and all its flaws despite whatever superficial differences exist between them.
I like how his cabinet appointments are experts in their fields: "The new health minister, Agnès Buzyn, is a doctor and runs a public health regulatory body. The new culture minister, Françoise Nyssen, runs a publishing house. The new sports minister, Laura Flessel-Colovic, is an Olympic fencer and gold medalist and a world champion. The new labor minister, Muriel Pénicaud, has a background in business; among her past jobs, she was a former human resources director for Danone, the global food company."
Maybe we should start paying more attention to if those people are truly qualified then what their genitalia is. That'd be a nice step toward equality.
Gender equality picture is lest rosy if you take into account seniority rank of the different offices. Also, naming 3 vocal opponents of gay marriage and at least one downright homophobe right on the international Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia? Wow, well done.Won't mention the conflicts of interests and/or history of siding with corporate interests and against public good by some of the appointees (hello, Agnès Buzyn) , that's pretty run of the mill.Still, way better of what the alternative would have been.
Funny how in France, he is criticized for his first government : on that point, he does not have a younger or "femaler" government than the previous president and it is actually worse in terms of the importance of position for the women with just one in an important ministry. There is still work to do.
So equality means having equal numbers of males and females? How does that equate to equality? I thought what we wanted were people qualified for the position no matter their gender. Is there anything more sickening than this and endless reporting of race and gender? As if those are the issues that really matter. Competency matters most and as we can see there's a lot missing across the wide spectrum of our country.
The neoliberal idea of progressivism remains getting more women, minorities, and other historically disadvantaged groups inside the top 20% while doing little for the bottom 80%. I guess we'll keep on pretending like capitalism is great and that everyone who disagrees is a fascist bigot until the next financial crisis.
Hard to achieve statistical justice in each and every relevant category. Statistical conception of justice is arguably a negative outcome of civil rights movements, pushing always toward quotas and hyper regulation of more and more areas of life. Does Macron have the correct percentage of LGBT persons, the right ratio of atheists and agnostics and believers, or precise representation of every region of France, or the statistically correct mix of liberals and centrists, or of the differently abled, of Muslims
the truth is the Last gouvernement we had from our Last president Was already like that. So it's the case for every gouvernement in France since 5 Years
'à country with à single party is à very dangerous country it easily leads to despotisme .a président Who rules by ordonnances is à dangerous one. He distrusts the parliament to enforce his personnal views .macron May be a good looking young président he only got 24%of the votes on thé first turn