Finally, an article that punctures the infuriating cottage industry that has sprung up around French women telling us Americans that we too can be "naturally thin," if only we had the self-control to stop stuffing our faces with MacDo.
"French women don’t get lupus french women don’t have food stuck in their teeth french women don’t lose their keys french women don’t slouch french women don’t buy movie snacks…" Never forget: Everything you can do, French women can do better.
This Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, hundreds of men and women gathered in a square by the Pompidou Center in the center of Paris to speak up against the sexist statements made by French journalists and politicians, following the arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
It's hard to find anything good about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn assault scandal, given that it's led to rampant rape apology and intense scrutiny into the life of the accuser. But there may be one silver lining: French women are finally speaking up about harassment.
According to a recent study, the five happiest countries in the world are Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. This makes sense to me, seeing as I've been obsessed with this region for years.
Says the NYT in a piece on "aging gracefully, the French way", "Looking attractive, at any age, is just what Frenchwomen do, especially the urban ones." How, you ask?
Yesterday, a very nice friend and I were in a bookstore and caught sight of Mireille Guiliano's latest, Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility. "I've decided I hate her," said my normally mild-mannered friend:
If there's one thing more entertaining than women slavishly trying to act Parisian, it's the ridiculous "You suck, Frenchwomen!" backlash. Cause, you know, those are the only options. [Left: That's a typical Frenchwoman, rubes.]