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France Drops Paternalistic Abortion Law, Demolishing Key Conservative Argument

Many have long argued that the "price" women must pay for a strong social safety net is a government that interferes with your reproductive choices. France is proving them wrong, dropping part of its paternalistic abortion laws.

Many have long argued that the “price” women must pay for a strong social safety net is a government that interferes with your reproductive choices. France is proving them wrong, dropping part of its paternalistic abortion laws.

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Removal of Mental Illness Diagnosis for Transsexuals in France Called “Symbolic Victory”

Last month, France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of mental disorders, reports Time magazine, in what is being considered a major, though some say largely symbolic, victory.

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From Bikinis to Burqas, the Feminist Politics of Clothing

How can so many American feminists have come out against a burqa ban in France? The answer is that singling out the burqa as the only article of clothing patriarchal enough to merit legal regulation is racist.

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Roundup: Revirginization in Europe, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS

Muslim women in Europe increasingly seeking hymen reconstruction, Family planning a human right, HIV/AIDS pandemic a pervasive social problem.

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