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France Overturns The Burkini Ban After The World Explained How Ridiculous It Was

Although the court’s ruling applies just to Villeneuve-Loubet, most advocates expect it to serve as precedent for the 30 other small towns where mayors decided to tell women what they can and cannot wear to the beach. More »


French Schools Are Starting To Use 3D Clitoris Models To Teach Kids About Sex

If only men of my generation had one. More »


How To Help The Nice Attack Victims: What You Can Do Right Now

Although nothing can undo the lives taken by the third major terrorist attack in France in the last 19 months, there are some ways — big and small — to help. More »


The Babayagas House In Paris Is A Feminist, Old Lady Paradise & I Want To Go There

On the east side of Paris, the Babayagas are trying out communal, female-only, senior living. No arts and crafts allowed (unless they want to do arts and crafts, that is). More »


France’s Madame To The Rich And Famous Dies At 92

The most famous madame in France—who JFK reportedly once asked for a prostitute that looked like his wife “but hot”—died Saturday at the age of 92, the New York Times reports. Fernande Grudet—more commonly known as Madame Claude—ran a high-class call-girl ring catering to the rich and famous in the 1960s and 1970s in Paris. More »


France Passes Law That Requires Models To Get A Doctor’s Note Before They Can Work

France is putting an end to unhealthy models and unrealistic body images with a new law. The country now requires models to receive a doctor’s approval on their health before they can work. In addition, the law requires magazines to note when an ad or photo has been touched up.

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Russia Gives France A New Puppy To Replace Killed Beloved Police Dog

Russia is improving its relations with France by sending an Alsatian puppy to them named Dobrynya in a gesture of solidarity after the beloved Parisian police dog Diesel, a Belgian Shepherd, was killed in a raid north of Paris last Wednesday after terror attacks rattled the city and the whole country of France.

The puppy is named… More »


Don’t Worry, This Little French Boy Will Make You Feel Better

I’ve been spending the last few days reading essays that were published after 9/11, thinking about how deep the rift in my life is, between my childhood until September 11, 2001, and my adolescence and adulthood after. I’ve been wondering what life is going to be like for French kids, now, because I know howMore »


Can We Set Down The Banner Of Gun Rights And Mourn With Paris?

When the news broke on Friday that Paris had been attacked, I was at a friend’s house. I kept reciting the numbers to him: two explosions, 35 dead, hostages taken. Three explosions, 60 dead, 50 hostages taken. Then 100 hostages taken. Another attack at a mall. And on, and on.

His reaction was,More »


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Terrorist Attacks, President Hollande Vows Retaliation

After Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris which left 128 dead and 200 injured, French president Francois Hollande vowed to retaliate with a “merciless” response to the deadliest attacks on their soil since World War II.

The terrorist group responsible for the attacks are ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the… More »


Breaking News: At Least 140 Dead In Multiple Paris Attacks, Hostage Situation Over

This post is being updated as more information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Paris and the people of France. More »


Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ Being Used To House Refugees, Renamed ‘Dismal Aid’

The artist Banksy has always been a controversial provocateur, but in this case, he’s getting down to business and truly trying to do good.

His recent installment of Dismaland – a satire of Disneyland to reflect the crisis of income equality – has been dismantled and taken from its home in Somerset, England… More »


French Court Could Create First EU Gender-Neutral Legal Identity

A French court decided this week that a 64-year-old plaintiff had the right to be legally recognized as gender-neutral. The individual, whose name has not been released, identifies as intersex (has genitalia that are neither strictly male nor strictly female), but was forced to perform a masculine identity their entire life.

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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. More »


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. More »


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… More »


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… More »


NY Removing Abortion Safeguards From Women’s Equality Act

So much for equality! More »


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. … More »


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… More »


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