Early Friday morning, actor Asia Argento, who has become vocal within the #MeToo movement after detailing her own experience being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in 1997, tweeted extensively about her her time working with the film director Catherine Breillat.
French activists are campaigning to shut down a new “sex doll brothel” on the grounds that it degrades women—and silicone. Or something.
France has been struggling with their concept of sexual assault, in particular regarding the assault of children, since the rise of their own version of the #MeToo movement, #BalanceTonPorc. Technically, it has not been considered rape for an adult man to have sex with minors if they “consented.” Lawmakers have…
A trial in France is reignited a debate over the fact that the country does not have a legal age of consent.
In the unlikely case that Donald Trump actually wanted to be president, it is all but certain that he imagined it to be a four years-long Soviet-style military parade. Planes swooshing, common folk cheering, cannons firing, generals saluting, a virile assortment of exceptionally large tanks. Bam bam bam! And, as it…
In a nightmare let-me-google-that-for-you interview on Thursday evening, as part of France’s “Night of Ideas,” journalist Caroline Broué asked world-renowned Nigerian-born feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a line of questioning about Nigeria’s literacy. The conversation seemed to have been painful for the…
A French romantic drama inspired by the 2015 terrorist attack that occurred at the Bataclan theater has been postponed due to an understandable public outcry.
French teachers are sick and tired of tweens and their smartphones, so they’re banning phones and sending the children straight to the guillotines. Just kidding! But they are banning the phones.
On Saturday, French president Emmanuel Macron officially announced new measures to fight sexism and violence against women in the country.
The reckoning of abusive men in power taking place in the US is not happening in a vacuum. A new campaign in France is encouraging women to come forward with their experiences, called #BalanceTonPorc, or “out your pig.”
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.