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    The Mobilisation to Save The Feminist Library in Paris has Been Successful! On Feminism, Archives And Dreams

The Mobilisation to Save The Feminist Library in Paris has Been Successful! On Feminism, Archives And Dreams

by Ilana Eloit 

 

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, had announced a few months ago the dangerous project of relocating the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand – France’s only feminist public library founded in 1932 – in a general library on the history of Paris. This decision, taken without consultation with the staff or the social partners of the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand, threatened […]

December 20th, 2017|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|
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    Marine Le Pen’s Woman Card: The re-alignment of female voters in a traditionally masculine game

Marine Le Pen’s Woman Card: The re-alignment of female voters in a traditionally masculine game

by Sjifra de Leeuw

The nation and by extent nationalist politics is traditionally rendered a male game. In the most recent French presidential race this status quo has been challenged by a female contender, namely Marine Le Pen. In this post I ask what role Marine Le Pen’s gender played in the mobilisation of voters and argue that Le Pen’s electoral success […]

August 7th, 2017|Featured, Politics|0 Comments|

France criminalises clients of prostitution

By Emily St.Denny On April 6th, the French parliament voted to criminalise clients of prostitution [1]. Following in the footsteps of countries such as Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Canada, France is the fifth country in the world to introduce a demand-side ban on prostitution. This highly contentious bill has been the subject of fraught political and parliamentary debates for over three […]

France, Hollande and the Future of Gender Equality

Sophie Drouet is a masters candidate in the MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities programme at the LSE and was a politics student at Sciences Po Lille.  She explores the potential meanings of the election of Francois Hollande in France for gender equality, particularly for women in France.   François Hollande, who defeated the incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy by a […]

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