Elle France's Woman Of the Year.

Its the End of the year and Elle France's Woman of the year is not model or actress...its  France’s Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, on the cover of their November issue, the cover reads “I do not fear racism, sexism, or ignorance”.

The Guyanese born Minister has battled racism in numerous occasions, including last month, when a candidate for the right-wing National Front compared Christiane Taubira to a monkey, pairing her photograph with one of a chimpanzee on a Facebook page. Now, the leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, forced the candidate to withdraw,  but the racist attacks didnt stop there...During some of the protests against France’s new gay-marriage law (which Taubira, as Justice Minister, pushed), the crowds chanted “Taubira, t’es foutue, les Français sont dans la rue.” (“Taubira, you’re fucked, the French are in the street!”) At one rally, a twelve-year-old child symbolically presented Taubira with a banana.