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It’s seventy years since France introduced major social security laws. Daniel Nethery was there for the celebration
“Social security has irreversibly changed our country,” declared Marisol Touraine, minister for social security and women’s rights, as she opened the official celebration of the seventieth...
How to explain to you white people who have no other choice? I am at a crossroads and the wind is pushing me towards my people. I must be in solidarity with men. How do I explain this to white women? And to feminists in...
Why are people afraid of burqas? For many, the answer is quite simple: they pose a threat to public safety because they might be used to disguise criminal intent. What seems like a pious woman might really be an Islamist man; there could be grenades...
Recent years have seen the re-emergence of a major shortage of affordable housing and housing issues are again appearing in the political agenda . This article disucsses the complex reasons for the colapse of the thirty year long struggle to provide decent and affordable housing...
Chloe Patton explores the issue of the religiosity of young Muslim women in Western societies and their capacity to make free and autonomous choices. The article discusses Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf by Australian feminist Bronwyn Winter. Placing Winter’s book in the...
The French government has implemented measures aimed at reducing the disparities between the mainland and overseas France, stepping up security measures and providing aid to improve living conditions in the Comoros.
In the automation age, women face new challenges overlaid on long-established ones. Automation could displace millions from their jobs; many others will need to change the way they work. Worldwide, 40 to 160 million women may need to transition across occupations. If women cannot transition,...