Posts tagged "france"

France Rejects Julian Assange’s Asylum Plea

Thank you France, for rejecting douchebag Julian Assange’s plea to come to your country for asylum.

The Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is currently in holding at the Ecuadorian embassy in London awaiting a trial by Swedish authorities for allegations of sex crimes by two women—one of rape and the other of sexual assault.

By: Katrin Higher / July 4, 2015

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

France Bans Ultra-Thin Models And Pro-Anorexia Websites

Following in Spain, Italy and Israel’s footsteps, the French Parliament has passed a law that will ban the employment of models under a certain Body Mass Index (BMI) in an effort to discourage anorexia. On top of this, the law also states that images cannot be doctored to make the bodies of women appear thinner…

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015

Watch Tracy Emin Recreate Her Past In Tate’s Exhibition Of “My Bed”

Plus, Ikea is providing the United Nations with flat-pack refugee shelters — awesome! Click for more in Today’s Lady News…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 31, 2015

Watch Jon Stewart’s Reaction To The Charlie Hebdo Massacre

One suspect, 18-year-old Mourad Hamyd, has been taken into custody for the attack on the headquarters of satirical comedy magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead on Wednesday. Two other suspects, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, have yet to be found by French police.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Cities That Surprise: Lyon, France

Lyon, France is often referred to as “Little Paris,” but after spending a few days there last month, I would like to propose some other potential nicknames that more accurately capture the character of this city, and its relationship to Paris:

“Kinder, gentler, cheaper Paris”
“Paris for beginners”
“Paris without the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 13, 2014

8 Things That Happened to Us While Dating Abroad

When we met at college, little did we know that between the two of us, we would spend the next few years living in five different countries (U.S., France, China, Australia and England)  on four different continents . Naturally, when we made our initial moves, our heads were full of images of exotic foreign men and exciting adventures.

European Court Upholds France’s Ban On Face-Covering Veils

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on face-covering veils, claiming that veiled women make other people uncomfortable. The case was brought by a 24-year-old Muslim woman who chooses to wear a niqab veil. It’s hard not to see this as an F.U. to Muslims in France.  [Feministing]
Here are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2014

Report: Kim And Kanye Will Marry At An Italian Fortress

 What happened to a wedding at Versailles? A source told People that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are marrying in Italy instead — at a 16th century fortress in Florence called the Forte di Belvedere. People hints that the nuptials could be a “multi-country affair,” perhaps starting with a meal in France and ending with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2014

This French Short Film “Oppressed Majority” Shows Men What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman In A Sexist Society

We don’t live in a world where men experience the same day-to-day sexist micro-aggressions that women do. But “Oppressed Majority,” a short French film by Elénore Pourriat, does a pretty good job illustrating it. Pierre is a father and husband who lives in France. Going about his day, he’s catcalled on the street by wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2014

Miley Cyrus & Britney Spears Deemed Too Sexy For French Daytime TV

Miley’s video for “Wrecking Ball” and Britney’s video for “Work B**ch” are not to be shown on television in France before 10 p.m., according to the CSA. [Newser]
Kinky sex is out, vanilla sex is in. Better get practicing your missionary position. [Em & Lo]
Sex is hard. You need quick fixes.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2014

France Considers Sex Work Law Punishing Johns

France’s parliament is reviewing a proposed bill today to curb sex work by punishing the johns with a $2,000 fine while protecting the sex workers. Prostitution is currently legal in France. [France24Huffington Post]
Civil rights activist Faya Rose Toure was arrested in Selma, Alabama for protesting the construction of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Sexist French Politician Fined For Making Chicken Noises While His Female Colleague Was Speaking

What a load of chickenshit. Conservative French politician Philippe Le Ray has been fined $1,700 for making chicken noises at a female colleague while she spoke before the National Assembly on Tuesday. Oh, yes, he did this in front of everyone. Green Party MP Veronique Massonneau, an ecologist deputy, was speaking before the government about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2013

True Story: I Accepted A Marriage Proposal After Only 5 Months Of Dating

Ours was the shortest courtship that I had ever heard of. Well, except for celebrities, but we all know how those turn out most of the time. Oh, and that girl I knew in college who went on a date with a college professor and was married to him two days later. Fool, was what…

By: Amanda Chatel / August 1, 2013

Sexy French Swimmers Pose For Anti-Homophobia Campaign

I was already going to post these two hot Olympic swimmers posing in a shower for an anti-homophobia campaign … and then I found out THEY ARE FRENCH! You know what French men do to me. Or maybe you don’t. But trust, they get me all, Ooh la la. Sorry, Amelia, I’m going to need…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

The French Finally Invent A Word For “French Kissing”

The French have finally added a word to the dictionary to describe their most famous expression of l’amour: the French kiss. The Petit Robert 2014 French dictionary added the verb “galocher,” which means to kiss with tongues. Previously, the French described French kissing literally, as in “kissing at length in the mouth,” the dictionary’s publisher…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2013

France Becomes 14th Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Merveilleux! Great news out of the land of cheese and wine today — France has become the 14th country to legalize gay marriage! The decision — 331-225 was the final tally in the National Assembly — comes after months of heated debate and public protests. France’s justice minister, Christiane Taubira, said the first weddings could be as soon as June.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2013

France Will Now Reimburse The Cost Of Abortions, Provide Free Contraception To Teen Girls

Beginning yesterday, France will provide access to free birth control for teenaged girls ages 15 to 18 without parental notification, as well as reimburse the cost of abortions to all women over age 18.

Pinch me. Am I dreaming? It’s not still April Fools’ Day, right?

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2013

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2013
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