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Feminism

Nüshu, women’s secret language

Until 2004, in the Chinese district of Jiangyong, a rather peculiar writing system existed. The nüshu – that is its name – had indeed a particularity: it was learned and used only by women in this area of the north-west of Hong Kong. Letters of friendship, at the time of the marriage… the multiple uses […]

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Abus sexuels Feminism

The forum l’Originale faces its old demons

It is a forum intimately linked with the universe of YouTube and disappeared in 2018. L’Originale was founded by Thomas Hercouët, creator of the pop culture show Les Nuits originales, in 2014. He brought together hundreds of fans of the show, who discussed social issues ranging from anti-racism to feminism and depression.As links were forged, […]

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Feminism

Maria Spiridonova and Juana Maria, two intrepid women

As part of a special issue of Causette on intrepid women, I wrote the portrait of two of them: Maria Spiridonova and Juana Maria. The first was a renowned Russian revolutionary at the beginning of the 20th century, the second was better known as “The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island” for being the last […]

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Feminism

Since the lockdown, some men have discovered grocery shopping

“My father, who never goes there, has gone shopping for fear of a shortage. He came back with a whole ham and two pounds of cheese! “The confinement allowed some men to discover the big supermarkets. This does not mean that the equal sharing of household chores has been won. Cover picture: Unsplash.

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Feminism

Jeanne Devidal, the “Lady of Saint-Lunaire”

She marked the small Breton seaside resort of Saint-Lunaire: Jeanne Dedival. Nicknamed the “madwoman” by the tourists, the one who was also called the “Lady of Saint-Lunaire” had undertaken the construction of an unusual house, made of objects found just about everywhere, in the manner of artist Facteur Cheval. Her whimsical residence had finally acquired […]

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Family Feminism Love

Proud to be single

Who said being single means not being happy? More and more women in this situation appreciate it and claim it loud and clear. A claim that is all the stronger as it is made in a society that is still very much focused on the couple as an achievement. With the insight of psychoanalyst Sophie […]

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Ecology Feminism

After the mental load, the moral load

More and more people are being motivated to do something green on a daily basis. But often, this environmental effort relies, at home, on women. Preparing zero-waste and local meals, making cosmetic products… all this takes time. So much so that some women can’t take it anymore. Cover picture: Unsplash.

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Family Feminism

More and more women wants momcations

In the United States, this phenomenon has a name: momcations. In France, we are not yet at this stage but the trend is there. More and more mothers are deciding to leave alone, far from their children and spouse. Stays can be life-saving for mothers in search of self-determination and, above all, of a lesser […]