Moi les hommes, je les déteste: A Confluence of Misogyny-Based Censorship in France

While France prides itself on being a nation of liberté, the unspoken caveat is that one usually needs to be a man to enjoy such liberté. The feelings of “retro-ness” that women in the country have long felt, whether about gender or racial discrimination (see: Virginie Despentes’ recent comment on the discrepancy between those affected by COVID-19), has reached such a fever pitch that they’ve … Continue reading Moi les hommes, je les déteste: A Confluence of Misogyny-Based Censorship in France

It’s “1984” All Over Again

Over the weekend that marked the inauguration of one, “President” Trump, a surge in the sales of George Orwell’s cautionary, prophetic classic, 1984, occurred. Written in 1949, still rather freshly after the end of World War II, the novel tells of a dystopian society set in, obviously, 1984. Though Orwell was slightly off the mark in what would happen that year, he was accurate in … Continue reading It’s “1984” All Over Again