Baccalauréat lists Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Montpensier after protests about sexism in lycée system

A female author has been included in the list of compulsory study books for France’s prestigious literature baccalauréat for the first time since the modern-day exam was introduced more than 20 years ago.

The move follows petitions protesting about sexism and an “excess of testosterone” in the exam syllabus.

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Enfin! Female author in French school exams for first time © Guardian News & Media Ltd


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