b 22 September 1953
French socialist politician, first woman candidate for the French presidency for a major party.
For men who have spent all of their life engaged in the conquest of power seeing a woman overtaking them is viscerally unbearable.
Being a woman is not enough to be different.
Why should one have to be sad, ugly and boring to go into politics?
I think that the moment for women has arrived. Not for women but simply for the harmony of life.
I'm making policies by looking at what I would do for my own children.