If Macron were a young woman who’d seduced her male high-school teacher away from his wife and family, her determination and ultimate success would not be proffered as signs of her leadership skills, the beginning of a life as an effective politician.
She would be cast as an opportunistic Jezebel with daddy issues who slept her way into every political role she got.
I decided to fight with labels and cliches pinned on women, having the purpose to return all good characteristics to Slavic women who made rather the difficult choice to get married to a foreigner and to leave their country.
“Their love affair was the kind of audacious undertaking that has defined Mr. “His sheer drive, his focus and his willingness to leapfrog in a country where most success is built step by step make him more like the entrepreneurs he admires than a typical politician.” The Associated Press writes that, “from his teenage romance with a teacher to his recent ambition to become president, Emmanuel Macron often is described as unconventional and tenacious.” This is a strange way to frame a romantic relationship between a teenager and his 40-year-old teacher.
If Macron were an ex-teacher who’d left his wife to be with a teenage student, we’d rightly cast doubt on his maturity and morals.
Depending on the details of the case, I might think he should have lost his teaching job and wonder which combination of possible gross reasons caused him to reject women his own age.
After putting off the young Macron's advances for a while, Trogneux eventually divorced her husband—the father of her three children—and moved to Paris to be with Macron, who’d left his hometown to finish high school in the capital city.
They married more than a decade after meeting, in 2007.