Marlene Schiappa, a French minister has received backlash from members of her party after she posed for the cover of Playboy magazine.
Schiappa did a 12-page interview on women’s and LGBT rights for the magazine and also appeared on its cover wearing a white dress. Schiappa is the current Minister for the Social Economy and French Associations and has been working for the government since 2017.
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, who is from the same party as Schiappa, has criticized the latter for her appearance on the cover. Borne told her it “wasn’t appropriate, especially during this period.”
Schiappa, who is known for being a long-time advocate for women’s rights, defended her decision in a tweet on Saturday, saying: “Defending the right of women to have control of their bodies, that’s everywhere and all the time. In France, women are free. With all due respect to the detractors and hypocrites.”
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Schiappa is married to Cédric Bruguière.
Who is Cédric Bruguière?
Cédric Bruguière is an author who has written many French books. The title of two of those books reads, I stop exhausting myself: How to prevent burnout, and I manage my life: Goals, thoughts, mental workload, professional/personal life, projects… All the techniques of a career manager at the service of your life.
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His LinkedIn bio says, “I offer tailor-made support for executives, HRDs, and managers, from analyzing needs to providing solutions aligned with client strategy. My favorite areas are: promote the transformation of professions and the development of careers and skills in the service of strategy and the needs of the business, the identification of responses to social and environmental issues by supporting organizations in the implementation of the provisions of the Pacte Law: Raison d’être, company with a mission. My goal is to build with my clients tailor-made and innovative solutions that meet and anticipate both the challenges of the company and the demanding expectations of the job market and employees.”