Posts tagged "france"

France’s STD PSAs Are Way Better Than Ours

  See, this proves everything is better in France! American ads about STD prevention are, like, "Have unprotected sex and your penis will turn black and fall off." France is at least kind enough to show us sexy Frenchies in their panties skipping through a field. Watch out, mes amies. Those chlamydia, HIV,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Resigns From IMF & May Be Replaced By A Woman, Christine Lagarde

After being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City this weekend, Dominique Strass-Kahn, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempted rape, forcible touching, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment, among other charges. He was denied the $1 million bail…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2011

8 Things To Know About The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Scandal

This weekend, police apprehended International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on an airplane moments before takeoff over accusations that he sexually assaulted a New York City hotel maid earlier that day. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, is now the center of what the London Guardian is calling "France's Monica Lewinsky moment"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Head Of The IMF, Arrested For Attempted Rape

This weekend, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was arrested in New York, minutes before his flight to France took off, for the alleged attempted rape of a hotel maid. The bigwhig in French politics allegedly sexually abused a 32-year-old maid who came into his room at the Sofitel hotel in NYC…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

Carla Bruni Pregnant With Twins, Magazine Claims

Carla Bruni is pregnant with twins, according to French magazine Voici. The 43-year-old singer/actress/model/French First Lady already has a nine-year-old son, Aurelian, from another relationship. Carla is allegedly due to have her first child/children by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in October. But Carla is being mum about any potential pregnancy. When asked…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2011

Veiled Muslim Woman Yelled At By Woman Not In Veil, While Eliot Spitzer Moderates

Who would have thought the “Love Guv” would have found himself moderating a feminist debate about the veil? Life sure is strange sometimes. The other night on Eliot Spitzer’s CNN program, Hebah Ahmed, a blogger for Muslim Matters who wears a veil, debated Mona Eltahawy, a Muslim commentator who does not wear…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2011

France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

France's ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public or they must attend a class on French citizenship. Anyone who forced a woman to wear a veil in public face…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis, It's been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough choice especially because so much good stuff was going on in my life—I'd finished up my first year in Paris, was heading onto the next,…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 1, 2011

Behold, Boris Boillon—One Hot French Ambassador

The man you are looking at is not a swimsuit model. No, this is Boris Boillon, France's new ambassador to Tunisia, who is currently having a Scott Brown moment after a rival politician brought this photo of him with her on a talk show. All we have to say is: yes! [The…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 23, 2011

French Women Who Like To Swim Topless Protest By Asking Men To Wear Bikini Tops

Skinny dipping is nice, right? Well, some women in France like the feeling of swimming topless so much that they've gone as far as to stage protests in pools. The feminist group, called les Tumultueuses, has taken to showing up at pools with bikini tops and asking the men to wear them to prove…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

French Macaroon Maker La Durée Brings Sweet Accessories To The Table

If you ever go to France, an absolute must on your tour should be La Durée, the famous maker of fashionable macaroons (or macarons as the French call them). They're a favorite among the stylish set for their bright and sugary colors and gorgeous packaging. There's good news for both fans of the sweet…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 20, 2010

French Lady Not Sorry For Her “Burqa Rage” And Ripping The Veil Off A Muslim Woman

"Burqa rage." Never heard of it before? Me neither. Women being forced to wear burqas does makes me upset. But a 63-year-old French woman, known only as Marlene, took things too far when she attacked a woman who chose to wear a body-covering veil while furniture shopping in a Paris suburb. When Marlene…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

French Women Protest A Ban On Burqas

The above video is from a French feminist group called Niqabitch. They're two women in their 20s who are protesting France's ban on burqas and niqabs by walking through the streets of Paris decked in niqabs, short-shorts and heels. The Niqabitches, one of whom is Muslim, believe that banning women from…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2010

Female French Politician’s Sexy Slip-Up

People who live in France are laughing and shaking their heads—once again— at Rachida Dati, a former justice minister, who mistakenly said "fellation" (which means fellatio, or oral sex, in French) instead of "inflation" during a televised interview. Dati's gaffe: "Some demand profitability of 20 to 25 per cent even when there is hardly…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 27, 2010

Princess Hijab, The French Graffiti Artist Who Draws Burqas On Subway Ads

This short film follows Princess Hijab, a graffiti artist who skulks around the Parisian subway system, scribbling burqas on commercial advertising with a black Sharpie. The Princess appears to be a woman, but like other street artists (Banksy, for example), the true identity is unknown to protect her from police.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

Elite French Grad School Students Release Cool, Erotic Mag

Who better to launch a magazine on sex and erotica than the French? Even better: French students from Sciences Po, one of Paris' most elite grad schools and a training ground for lawmakers, politicians, and journalists. L'Imparfaite is an artsy consideration of sex, compiling photography and odd-ball articles, like a study on the sex…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Iran Calls French First Lady Carla Bruni A “Prostitute”

A state-run newspaper in Iran called Carla Bruni, the French first lady, a "prostitute" after she penned an open letter to an Iranian woman who is facing the death penalty for adultery. Slut shaming at its finest! [BBC] DVDs of the Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" are being sent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2010

Do A Lot, Don’t Talk: How French Women Stay Hot When They’re Old

When I arrived in Paris at 19 years old to study at the Sorbonne for a year, I also arrived with an enormous zit on my forehead. It was the hugest pimple I'd ever gotten in my life—the cystic kind that hurts deep down and forms an obvious red mountain at the surface. It wa…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 15, 2010

Bastille Day Prep: The Frisky Guide To All Things French!

Bonjour! Did you know that Bastille Day is tomorrow? The holiday is France's Independence Day, commemorating the siege of the Bastille prison and the downfall of the monarchy. Today, people in France use the day as an excuse to party, drink, and eat. (Not like the French ever need an excuse to do any…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 13, 2010

Condoms From Condom, France

You've already asked your parents where babies come from, but ever wonder about condoms? Deep in the south of France is a small town called Condom where a company called The Original Condom produces the birth control. Well, to be fair, the condom actually has a long history (did you know, for example,…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 8, 2010
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