Nantes High School Students Demonstrate Against Sexism

The fight for gender equality took a surprising and touching turn on Friday, May 16 when hundreds of male students from 27 high schools in Nantes, France donned skirts in a show of solidarity for their female counterparts. The movement, entitled “Ce que souleve la jupe” — “What lifts the skirt” — had the support […]

Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport: “Contentious Collaboration” In the Government

January 2013 was meant to mark the beginning of the construction of the new airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes, scheduled to open in 2017. Yet, after the violent confrontations on the site between protesters opposing the project and the police, the project has been postponed until June. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reopens discussions on the issue November 30th. […]