French book trade figures condemn industry's sexual harassment

French book trade figures condemn industry's sexual harassment

Forty-four authors and figures from the French book industry have signed an op-ed condemning sexual harassment and sexism in French publishing.
 
The text, written by Caroline Laurent, literary director of publisher Editions Stock, and published on the website of the France Info television channel yesterday (Thursday 6th February), alleges that like in the media and cinema “too many” women have suffered from unwanted sexual overtures or out-of-place comments in the literary world. 
 
Women represent some 75% of publishing employees and 93% of press officers or sales assistants, accordin...

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