Miss France pageant faces suit for requiring contestants to be 5-foot-5, unmarried and child-free
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Miss France pageant faces suit for requiring contestants to be 5-foot-5, unmarried and child-free


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An appeal has been filed against the pageant's parent company, Endemol Production, by Osez le féminisme, who in a news statement issued on Tuesday said Miss France contestants perform a work service and therefore should be protected from prejudice under French employment law.

Discrimination against employees on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, family situation or genetic characteristics is considered unlawful in France.

In 2013, France decided to ban competitions for children under 16 over concerns of promoting the hyper-sexualization of minors.


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