Nude women populate museums. As I do every year in September, I visit my old friend, the Nissim de Camondo museum Continue reading “WOMEN’S BODIES”
“Dangerous Liaisons”, “Ridicule” and “Lady J”, three excellent period films, evoke the same Continue reading “DRY HEART”
In anticipation of International Women’s Rights Day on March 8, I really wanted to talk about Continue reading “THE BREATH OF FREEDOM”
The last time I asked myself the question, here with you, whether I was a feminist dates back to 2017. Continue reading “AM I A FEMINIST? PART 5”
Femininity, what is it? Let’s go back to our dear books. If I believe the various dictionaries I have referred to Continue reading “FEMININITY”
The exhibition presented by Parisian Galliera Museum until March 5, 2023 Continue reading “EXHIBITION – FRIDA KAHLO”
If you think that uteri have nothing to do with politics, you are mistaken Continue reading “ABORTION”
“The Great Forgotten – Why History has erased women”, Titiou Lecoq Continue reading “THE GREAT FORGOTTEN”
When men will be equal with women at home Continue reading “MENTAL LOAD”
A woman should be able to be who she wants to be, without having to face society Continue reading “DEHUMANISATION”
I am a little bit tired of certain public figures consistently using quasi or total nudity Continue reading “RETROGLAM”
We are in 2020 and some French institutions are still trying to standardize women’s clothing. Continue reading “REPUBLICAN ATTIRE”
Yes, Polanski again, since the info leaked last September Continue reading “A SLAP IN THE FACE”
With the uprising of the MeToo movement follow exhortations to separate the man from the artist. Continue reading “CLOUD THE ISSUE”
A woman should be able to look at herself in the mirror, without fearing anyone’s judgment Continue reading “REFLECTION”
And here I am in a playsuit that I particularly like, as it combines a strict tuxedo collar with the ease of a bare leg. Continue reading “WITCHES”
For over twenty years, people have been telling me that there is something masculine about me. That I behave like a man. Continue reading “JAMES BOND, HERSELF”
I am now the ambassador of a marvelous publication: Faust Magazine. Why so marvelous, you ask? Continue reading “FAUST & SIMONE”
Here she is, the reason for this website. Here she is, the dear teen of whom I speak so often.
Here she is, the smart and kind and beautiful Hannah. Continue reading “WELCOME INTO THE POST-WEINSTEIN ERA”
Is a moment of outrage allowed? I guess so.
I have written about my love for Naomi Wolf’s “Beauty Myth”, published in 1990, on a previous occasion. The essay explores how women were, and continue to be, alienated by unrealistic diktats around physical perfection, desirability and the constant staging of their bodies as sexual objects. Continue reading “THE BEAUTY MYTH – PART 2”
Bikini pictures, or the perfect occasion of talking about Naomi Wolf.
I have infinite admiration for the American essayist who published her famous “Beauty Myth” in 1990. Continue reading “THE BEAUTY MYTH”
Some time ago, I presented my interrogations concerning #MeToo here. I expressed my fear of seeing this movement become a trial by the people and my hope that it would trigger legal and judiciary changes, which are, in my opinion, the only tools that can really change mindsets in the long run. Continue reading “TIME’S UP”
Excellent article by Peggy Sastre, published in December 2017 on Slate. Her equally excellent expression “the steak patriarchy” remaining in copyleft, I will respectfully and happily use it for the purpose of this article. Continue reading “AM I A FEMINIST? – PART 4”
Shall we talk about #metoo?
I have got extremely mixed feelings regarding the whole thing – first and foremost, I am disgusted by all the abuse. The following post is just a flow of thoughts triggered by the campaign, with near to no distance given that we’re all swimming in the midst of these murky, muddy waters at the moment. Continue reading “#NOTMETOO BUT #METOOANYWAY”
Let’s talk about the objectification of women’s bodies, shall we?
It is a mystery to me that our « modern », occidental societies manage to associate at the same time feminism and hyper-sexualisation of women’s bodies. Continue reading “THE TYRANNY OF SEXY”
It is urgent that we start loving. Loving ourselves in order to love others.
This motto, which is already engraved in the very DNA of this website, is the main idea in Renee Engeln’s book: “Beauty sick: How the cultural obsession with appearance hurts girls and women”, published in April 2017. Renee Engeln is Professor of Instruction in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, USA. Continue reading “MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS”
I am somewhat concerned by a few female celebrities, who owe their notoriety solely to the bikini-clad pictures they post and proclaim themselves feminists, although they do nothing else on the side. Continue reading “AM I A FEMINIST? – PART 3”
Am I a feminist ? Still unclear.
I came across this article from Harper’s Bazaar titled “Motherhood is not a woman’s most important job”. Continue reading “AM I A FEMINIST? – PART 2”
What is youth?
As the notion evolves century after century because of longer life expectancy, there are thousands of ways of defining youth (statistical, sociological, biological, literary, etc) but most scientific papers have chosen the 15 to 24 years old range, based on the definition given by the United Nations. Continue reading “RELATIVITY THEORY – PART 2”
Itsi bitsi petit bikini Burberry…
Well, to be honest, I was not crazy about the idea of a bikini photoshoot. Continue reading “ITSI BITSI PETIT BIKINI”
I know that I repeat myself often, but the way that our occidental societies have of seeing women’s bodies really strikes me.
The number of times that I’ve heard, regarding other women or myself, that « this woman is beautiful for her age » or else that « she has a great body for a woman with so many children ». Continue reading “RELATIVITY THEORY”
Am I a feminist?
Well, I really don’t know. I have read Simone de Beauvoir and Benoîte Groult during my youth, I still read a myriad of studies and articles on the subject daily, and I still don’t know.
What is feminism? Continue reading “AM I A FEMINIST?”