Court ruling triggers new law about sexual consent
On March 5, France’s equality minister, Marlène Schiappa, announced the country will set the legal age of sexual consent at 15. Schiappa believes the measure will help fight violence against children.
12 Mar 2018
Young Muslim singer will not be silenced
Mennel Ibtissem wowed the jury of the TV program ‘The Voice’ with an Arabic-language song. For days afterwards, media debated on whether or not she should be allowed to stay on the show. Some were bothered by her turban, some by her past.
27 Feb 2018
Homeless Parisians get headcount
Paris conducted its first homelessness study this month, sending city hall employees into the streets to start tallying the numbers.
20 Feb 2018
Paris's first sex doll brothel opens its doors
In France, prostitution is illegal, but a man found a way to circumvent the law by using sex dolls instead of humans.
16 Feb 2018
French Media Snub Farmers’ Protests
Last week, farmers in southwestern France protested over threatened reductions in subsidies as France makes plans to reduce the number of "less favorable" agricultural areas. Most French news outlets ignored the story.
15 Feb 2018
Macron's visit to Corsica disappoints
French president Emmanuel Macron rejected most of the demands put to him by Corsican nationalists during a visit to commemorate the political assassination of a top state representative.
12 Feb 2018
Workers condemn conditions in French retirement homes
Thousands of nurses and retirement home workers staged a national strike in France last week, putting a spotlight on how society treats the elderly.
2 Feb 2018
France struggles to define antisemitism and anti-Zionism
French intellectuals are being accused of antisemitism when they criticize Israel, but they are pushing back, accusing their detractors of "intellectual terrorism."
29 Jan 2018
Catherine Deneuve explains why she signed the 'right to hit on women' open letter
Catherine Deneuve’s name is the most well-known among those who signed an open letter claiming that men have the ‘right to hit on women’. But on January 15, the movie star explained why she signed it and apologized to the women hurt by it.
18 Jan 2018
much money does France make in French-speaking Africa?
France secures access to markets in its 14 former colonies in Africa, to this date, 58 years after independence. How much money does France make in countries that are amongst the poorest in the world?
4 Jan 2018
Political Spouses to the Guillotine
French MP François-Michel Lambert will quit if he’s forced to fire his wife. Now that France’s new law on the moralization of political life has come into effect, he's obliged to do just that.
12 Oct 2017
Macron the Magnificent v. Everyday Emmanuel
France has awoken besides everyday Emmanuel: a headstrong investment banker with a vision of his own for the country, and little interest in catering to the desires of the populace.
6 Oct 2017