Women across France shared their stories of sexual harassment and abuse over the weekend as a social media hashtag —#BalanceTonPorc or “Expose Your Pig”—spread throughout Twitter. According to the New York Times, various proposals are on the table to institute fines for “aggressive catcalling or lecherous behavior”…
Four Boston College students were attacked with acid at a train station in Marseilles, France on Sunday, leaving at least two of them injured.
I truly forgot tequila daddy George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal were the parents of twins, but then I saw a pair of blurry photos on the cover of a French tabloid called Voici and thought, “Zut alors, I have missed two!” Or, more accurately, I thought:
Donald Trump, a personified banshee’s shriek, has yet again not been able to contain himself at the sight of a living, breathing female homosapien. This time, the woman he fawned over was none other than Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron.
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France passed a law in 2015 that demanded runway and print models meet a standard of health based on Body Mass Index, but it has taken some time to come into effect and has changed somewhat since its inception.
Many who couldn’t help but notice stark similarities between France’s impending presidential election and the recent American one feared the result would be repeated too—that a far-right, Islamophobic nominee with only a small hope of winning would triumph anyway.
On May 7, France will vote in a runoff election between far-right Islamophobic Holocaust revisionist Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old business-friendly centrist who served as economy minister in President Hollande’s astoundingly unpopular administration.
Approximately one hundred Internet years ago—in September 2012—French publications Closer and La Provence published sneak paparazzi photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless while on vacation in the south of France. Now six people are going on trial over those pics.
I could never be myself around Isabelle Huppert, the brooding, serious, red-haired French actress known recently for acting the hell out of the morally ambiguous rape film Elle. For breakfast, I have what I call a “kitchen trash can omelette,” while she probably sips on a small cup of hot water and cigarette ash.
In 2014, Jacqueline Sauvage was found guilty in the murder of her husband, Norbert Marot. Sauvage shot Marot three times in the back with a hunting rifle in 2012. During her trial, it was revealed that she had endured decades of abuse at his hands, as did his children, whom he sexually assaulted. Sauvage was…
After an eight-month investigation, French authorities have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille suspected of orchestrating an ISIS-linked terror plot. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for all those planning to fly to Europe for the holidays.
Here’s a headline to elicit one last strangled scream from your depleted corpse, via the New York Times: “Donald Trump’s Election Leaves Angela Merkel as the Liberal West’s Last Defender.” While there’s arguably no one more qualified to play this role than Germany’s brilliant, taciturn “Mutti,” this is absolutely…
On Monday, the women of France are planning to walk out of their jobs at 4:34 p.m., a symbolic hour that represents the gender pay gap in their country.
Viewers of a French gameshow are calling for one of the guests to be prosecuted for sexual assault after he kissed a woman’s breast on live TV. Jean-Michel Maire asked a 21-year-old model who goes by Soraya for a kiss; when she firmly and repeatedly said no, he planted one on her chest instead. He has apologized, sort…
Pascal Duvier is a very large German man who protects Kim Kardashian and Kanye West from groping “pranksters” and other assorted threats. He also has a very exciting Twitter account.
On a dark night in northern France near the English channel, a Polish truck driver is doing his normal run. Sigala’s “Give Me Your Love” blares out of the stereo. Out of the darkness, what looks to be a massive tree branch is strewn across the road, and it’s surrounded by men holding what look like weapons. It looks…
France’s Prime Minister is fuming over a New York Times article that quotes French Muslim women saying they feel discriminated against in the country. “Women are free,” Manuel Valls wrote in a Huffington Post editorial, while adding that the burkini-style bathing suit favored by some Muslim women is “not an…
A few days after Nice became the latest French town to ban the burkini, the Guardian published photographs on Tuesday of four male police officers on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice surrounding a woman and apparently ordering her to remove a long-sleeved cover-up.
In France, cities continue to outlaw the burkini, a modest full-covering bathing suit worn by some Muslim women. According to the New York Times, five cities, including Cannes, have already banned the burkini and three more are in the process of doing so.