The straight-shooting woman taking on the ‘boys’ club’ of French politics

Ian Johnston – NBC News – Wednesday, 31 July 2013 (originally published 29 Jul)

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet talking over lunch/dinner
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 40, says she is fighting to stop younger women in politics from experiencing the same sexism that she has encountered. Image: Pierre Andrieu/AFP – Getty Images

PARIS — The politician known as “NKM” is a rising star in France – a tough, military-trained engineer first elected to the National Assembly at the age of just 29 and tipped by some as a future president.

And what is all-the-more remarkable about Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is that she has managed to fight her way through the rampant sexism of French politics.

She was twice told by two of her own party’s leaders that she’d missed out on becoming a government minister because she was pregnant . . .

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