UK: Labour MP David Lammy: Ethnic minority women face jobs ‘catastrophe’, France: Bruni backpedals on feminism remarks

Labour MP David Lammy: Ethnic minority women face jobs ‘catastrophe’ BBC News Black and minority ethnic women face “catastrophic” levels of unemployment and are discriminated against at “every stage” of the recruitment process, a group of MPs has warned. The BBC has seen a report from the all-party parliamentary group on race and community which says racial bias holds some women back from getting a job.

@thedailybeast After Twitter campaign, Carla Bruni backpedals on feminism remarks http://thebea.st/Vb0Vru Call it another first-lady smackdown in France. First Valérie Trierweiler, Socialist President François Hollande’s partner, spent months fielding blistering criticism over one impulsive tweet. This week French social media have turned their wrath on ex–première dame Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for appearing to dismiss feminism in a French fashion magazine. The supermodel turned pop star’s faux pas won’t soon be forgotten, if Trierweiler’s experience is any indication. But in the end Bruni-Sarkozy just may have taken one for the team.

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