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Thoughts and impressions on the French election

The flags are tricolor; the supporters of the new president, multi-colored. The margin of victory, at latest count, stands at exactly two to one for Emmanuel Macron. A decisive victory over his nationalist rival, Marine Le Pen. And yet. It’s … Continue reading

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Le Drumpf, peut-il lire?

Your morning giggle, folks, all the way from France, where a certain segment of the David Pakman show has gone viral: Naturellement, this will probably hurt Marine Le Fucking Pen’s chances at election, because everybody knows she’s a big fan … Continue reading

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Was/is Alex Bissonnette a Québécois dittohead?

Today’s Washington Post pleasantly surprised me by going after an unlikely troublemaker. Namely, talk radio and all the trash that clutters up its airwaves: Quebec City has developed the dubious reputation as Canada’s capital of shock jocks, online radio hosts … Continue reading

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Forget crop circles…

…how about a crop CLITORIS? Pretty, isn’t it? And only in France: Here’s a droll initiative that won’t pass unnoticed. A crop clitoris, 120 metres long, has appeared in a field close to the Pierre-Rouge high school at Montferrier-sur-Lez. The … Continue reading

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Bare breasts and burkinis: The hypocrisies of Manuel Valls and France

“Liberty Guiding the People”, by Eugène Delacroix, 1830. This image has been often conflated with that of Marianne, an allegorical figure representing the French Republic, who is typically not shown with bare breasts. And she has also been misused recently … Continue reading

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Of burkinis and bans

“Hypocrisy on the beach: ‘We’re looking for ostentatious religious signs…’ ‘Have you seen any burkinis or veiled Muslim women?’” Not wanting to be one of those suffocatingly silent white feminists who have no opinion (or worse, a veiled bigoted opinion) … Continue reading

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Drug smuggling: Venezuela’s latest problem

Eduardo Samán (in red shirt) drops a bombshell on VTV. So, you think Venezuela has always had a drug smuggling problem, and that it’s cocaine, marijuana, and other street drugs, being exported overseas with Venezuela as a trans-shipment point? Au … Continue reading

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Rape culture, en français…

Seen on Facebook, on a friend’s wall: “For me, rape is something women invented. As soon as a man gets urges, a woman should let him do it.” And the responses, on the right, respectively: “Rape isn’t anything serious, as … Continue reading

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Clip ‘n’ Save: Some rape stats from France

“37% of the French think that the perpetrator of a rape is less responsible if the victim is wearing a sexy outfit. “20% think that ‘no’ often means ‘yes’. “30% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 say … Continue reading

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SOLD!

Yes, folks, it’s now official. This lovely nude portrait of Der Harper just went up for sale on Kijiji after its owner (formerly anonymous) came out of the closet about it. The CBC has the deets: What’s it like to … Continue reading

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