Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2018 / 15:30 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have many children, women with large families have been using the “#PostcardsForMacron” hashtag to send the French president pictures of their happy families.
Speaking about high fertility rates in Africa during a Gates Foundation “Goalkeepers” event held in New York City Sept. 25-26, Macron compared having a large family with forcing a girl to be married as a child.
Macron stated that when women are educated, they do not have many children.
“I always say: ‘Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children,” said Macron.
“Please present me with the young girl who decided to leave school at 10 in order to be married at 12.’”