La Vie En Rose – Domestic Violence Figures Shame France

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Some national records are enviable, others are shameful. The official figures concerning domestic violence in France make for grim reading – a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner every three days. France’s dismal record on domestic violence is certainly nothing to be proud of, but what is even more worrying is that the […]

Silly Old Bag!!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This post is going to be sexist and…short. Having seen a picture of The Queen in an upmarket newspaper, I ask myself the following existential question – what the hell does she carry in her handbag? I admit that I used to walk around the street with my own personal handbag – a doggy bag […]

Women In Morocco Have Become Outlaws

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The following is my translation of an emotional piece written by Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani and film director Sonia Tarrab. It was signed by more 470 Moroccans – mostly women – and published in the French newspaper “Le Monde” on 23rd September. The piece asks for the Moroccan legislation regarding sexuality to evolve with the […]