Tag Archives: France

European Court upholds France’s veil ban because covered faces make people uncomfortable

TweetIn a surprisingly honest but disturbing decision, the European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s ban on the full-faced veil because veiling makes people uncomfortable. S.A.S. is a 24-year-old French Muslim woman who wears a full-faced veil or niqab. She challenged the 2010 French law–which we’ve covered before–that bans wearing clothing that covers the face in [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Veronica Special prosecutor to re-examine Maryville rape case after outcry Did a Republican Rep. have sex in a bathroom bar?  Thousands of high school students in France rose up Thursday in anger at the deportation of foreign pupils, after the high-profile eviction of a 15-year-old Roma girl. Great post from Crunktastic over [...]
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Celebrating Bastille Day, feminist style

TweetLast weekend, France celebrated Bastille Day, the national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution in 1789. It was a big day here in Paris; When I stepped out of my front door on Saturday, it was to see tanks rolling down the street on their way to a [...]
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DSK questioned by French police about Banon’s rape accusations

TweetAfter the rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped in New York, he returned to France to more questioning about another potential rape, this one of Tristane Banon. Banon is claiming she was raped by DSK when she was interviewing him for her book in 2003. After the investigation, prosecutors will decide if they are going to [...]
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The limits of a WOC feminist stance within the context of global racism.

TweetA few days ago I was stuck in the airport and luckily caught Mona Eltahawy debating blogger Hebah Ahmed on Elliot Spitzer’s show on CNN “In the Arena” about the ban on face veils in France, piety, feminism and xenophobia. It is worth a watch because they both make really good points and also because [...]
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